• May 2011

    We  are a specialist firm of employment law solicitors with offices in Brighton and London. We offer an efficient personal service to individuals and the local business community. We also advise charities, trade unions and not for profit organisations.

    We  are a specialist firm of employment law solicitors with offices in Brighton and London. We offer an efficient personal service to individuals and the local business community. We also advise charities, trade unions and not for profit organisations.

    All employees can as of June 2014 apply under the flexible working legislation for flexible working. Employees must have 26 weeks’ service. An application to work flexibly can cover: hours of work; times of work; place of work (as between home and place of business only); and must be taken seriously by the employer. Employees[…]

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    On the sale or transfer of a business or part of a business or where a major contract is transferred employees may find the identity of their employer has changed. In cases such as this many of an employees’ basic terms and conditions of employment may still be protected by The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection[…]

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    Since 1998 workers have been protected by the Working Time Regulations. The EC Working Time Directive and set limits on the amount of time workers can spend at work and specify rest break and holiday entitlements. The sanctions under the regulations are both criminal and civil.

    It is a statutory requirement to provide all employees with a written statement of terms within 2 months of the employment starting. The statement of terms is a simple but essential record of the basics of the employment relationship. A written contract also helps to provide a useful if not essential record of the agreed[…]

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    Both mothers and fathers of biological and adopted children have rights to take family leave to take care of their children. These rights continue to expand and develop as family friendly policies remain at the top of the political agenda. It is important that employers ensure that their policies and practices are up to date[…]

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    The equal pay provisions in the Equality Act 2010, which can also be found in Article 141 of the EU Treaty, are part of the anti- discrimination legislation and gives men and women the right to the same pay and terms and conditions of employment for doing the same work (like work), work rated equivalent[…]

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    Employers have a duty not to cause psychiatric damage to their employees by requiring them to undertake too much work and not providing adequate support. If they breach this duty they may be held responsible. It is essential for employers to have adequate policies and procedures in place and fully implemented to ensure that workers[…]

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    Wrongful dismissal is synonymous with breach of contract. If an employer has breached a term of the contract of employment on termination, for example, by not paying notice pay the termination may be considered “wrongful” and damages can be claimed for the notice pay and any other pay due. If the breach occurs during employment[…]

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