Service Rating: Damian McCarthy 5 starts - Service Rate

Disciplinary hearings and procedures

Disciplinary_thumb
It is important for an employer to have a well-developed disciplinary process so that employees have guidelines on how to behave in the workplace and so that there are clear steps that should be followed where employees do not behave properly.
Continue Reading →

Working with you

Process_Employers
We defend claims in every area of employment law, claims such as: sex discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, unfair dismissal, redundancy, compromise agreements, bullying and harassment, stress claims and whistleblowing.
Continue Reading →

Employment contract disputes – restrictive covenants

Restrictive covenants are contractual clauses that place a constraint on the way an employee can behave with respect to certain aspects of his or her job.  Although a contract of employment may have come to an end, the restrictive covenants will often continue in force, ensuring that
Continue Reading →

Maternity and paternity issues for part time workers

Whilst flexible working used to have something of a stigma attached to it, nowadays it is recognised as an important way for the changing structures of family life to function to provide for the needs of the modern family. In the light of this, the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Les
Continue Reading →

Returning to work after maternity or paternity leave

When children come into the equation, there can be a need to reevaluate the balance of work and life. For many people this will be looking at changing working hours, flexible or part time working. Whilst there is no right to be allowed to work flexibly, there is the right (since 2003)
Continue Reading →

Part time workers

As a result of the changing structure of family life, the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (the ‘Regulations’) have been introduced to ensure that those who want to work part time have some degree of protection. Claims brought under the Regu
Continue Reading →

Privacy at work

When personal or sensitive personal data is stored or handled by an employer’s relevant filing system (such as manual or paper files, a computer, or another type of electronic device), the Data Protection Act 1998 (the ‘Act’) will apply. Handling or processing may include getting hold
Continue Reading →

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (‘TUPE’) provides protection to existing contracted employees where there is a transfer to another legal entity of:   1. A business or undertaking, 2. A part of a business or undertaking, or 3. A service provider
Continue Reading →

Family Leave

Paternity leave, parental leave and taking time off for dependants are family related rights that are perhaps not that well known in the UK, particularly when compared to those that are more commonly acknowledged, such as maternity leave. However, they do exist and both employers and
Continue Reading →

Grievance & Disciplinary Hearings – Grievance procedures

The point of a grievance procedure is to try and enable a solution to be found when problems arise in the workplace between employer and employee, without there being an escalation to a more formal type of process, such as an Employment Tribunal. The kinds of issues that may arise cou
Continue Reading →

Do you want FREE legal advice?

If you earn over £50,000 or have legal expenses insurance, we will give you FREE initial advice.