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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Fixed Term Workers
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    Employers may often decide to employ workers on fixed term contracts. Perhaps because they are only required for short periods to cover absence or maternity leave, or to fill temporary surges in work for the Employer. Fixed term employees must be given a s.1 statement of employment particulars after 2 months and are entitled to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Is it Sex Discrimination to require working mothers to work early or late shifts?
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    Yes, says the Employment Appeals Tribunal in a recent decision that could see thousands of women with a right to refuse to work very early or late shifts where they have the primary responsibility of looking after children. The Equality Act 2012 requires women not to be discriminated against at work on the grounds of… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What are my rights to pay at work?
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    If you have worked, then as an employee you are entitled to be paid. You are also entitled to be paid if you cannot work due to sickness or being on maternity leave/paternity leave/parental leave/adoption leave. Paid holiday is also allowed throughout the year.   In most situations, you are entitled to your usual wage… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Sexual harassment in the workplace
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    Sexual harassment is unfortunately something that a lot of people experience whilst at work. One in five calls to the Equal Opportunities helpline is to do with sexual harassment, with 40% of the complaints being male, despite the obvious perception that women are usually the victims. Sexual harassment is not ‘a bit of fun’ in… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    I think I’ve been dismissed unfairly – what do I do?
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    A dismissal could be deemed as unfair if you were dismissed without a reason or without using the correct and formal dismissal procedure. There are also other situations where your dismissal could be classed as unfair can include: If you requested flexible working hours If you refused to give up your rights with regard to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    23% of Britain’s major employers now use zero-hour contracts for staff.
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    The number of major employers in Britain using zero-hour contracts for staff has risen to almost a quarter. A study by the Workplace Employment Relations found that firms using some zero-hour contracts have risen from 4% in 2004 to 23% in 2011. Having a zero-hour contract denies workers regular hours and basic terms and conditions… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Reform
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      2013 is set to see a great number of changes to employment law. The ethos behind the changes is based on the government desire to deregulate and simplify employment law, encouraging employers to take on employees and hopefully stimulate the economy as a result. The key changes are listed below, but we wait to… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Increase In Statutory Sick Pay Rates – April 2013
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    Employers need to be aware that from 06 April 2013 the rate of statutory sick pay will increase from £85.85 per week to £86.70 per week.  If an employee is eligible for SSP then the new rates will apply and ought to be adhered to so as to avoid criticism from the employer or ultimately… Learn more


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