In the news this week is the 88 year old secretary who was employed by a National Health Service trust until she was sacked. The employee asserts that her dismissal was down to age discrimination whereas her employer maintains that she was sacked on the grounds of culpability for the failure to add the names of patients to a database of those awaiting reconstruction surgery.
You may question what on earth employment law has got to do with religious and philosophical beliefs, but an Employment Tribunal is considering whether veganism should be classed as a philosophical or religious belief. “Why?” you may ask.
Most employers and Employees struggle with what is meant by bullying in the workplace. After all it can be a fine dividing line between robust staff and performance management and perceptions of bullying or a team member’s jokes turning from good work camaraderie into one staff member feeling singled out and bullied.
Understanding whether an employee has resigned or has been dismissed is something that any UK Employment lawyer will want to know whether acting for an employer or employee in a case where Employment has come to an end. An employee who has been dismissed has the option of bringing a claim for unfair dismissal.
Constructive dismissal is a concept that can be confusing to some, and it’s always worth consulting top employment solicitors about any given situation where it is possible that an employee has resigned as a consequence of the behaviour of the employer.
Summary dismissal is one of the most extreme sanctions open to an employer and any UK Employment lawyer would caution the dismissal of an employee without notice unless there is clear evidence of gross misconduct.
Most UK Employment Lawyers will agree that while the idea of constructive dismissal is an attractive one – the reality is very difficult.
A settlement agreement is an agreed document that is often used by employers to terminate an employee’s Employment in a controlled manner. If you find yourself being offered a settlement agreement, you may experience many different emotions. After your initial response has worn off, you need to act swiftly but thoughtfully to make sure you achieve the best result.
Last year, our employment law solicitors in London reported on the scrapping of the Employment Tribunal fees.
It is with great anticipation and pleasure that we can let you know that due to our rapid growth and expansion we have now taken further offices in Chancery Lane. Please note that from the 12th of March 2018 we will see all of our clients at our new offices located at 25 Southampton Buildings WC2A 1AL.
Your loyal business and support is one of the main reasons why we have grown so rapidly over the years. We look forward to seeing you at our new address.
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