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  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    My child’s school is closed. Do I have a right to take time off?
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    With a large number of schools in the East Midlands closed today due to adverse weather conditions many parents may be struggling to find alternative childcare. Those parents who need to take time off to look after their children often worry about how their employer may react. Unless the employee’s contract provides enhanced rights, parents… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Football Clubs Continue to Compromise Manager Contracts
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    Following Michael Appleton’s sacking as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club debate goes on as to the viability of a manager’s position and the legal implications surrounding their dismissal.  Mr Appleton’s dismissal by letter after only 67 days in the post means over 100 managers, coaches and staff have been dismissed in the 2012-2013 season…. Learn more

  • How are in-house lawyers are different?
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    In-house lawyers work in quite a different way to those in private practice, who are likely to deal with several different clients and cases at any one time.   For an in-house lawyer, the job is not about balancing these different cases, but is about balancing the different needs of a single direct employer.  … Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    NHS to be banned from including ‘gagging clauses’
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    Severance or compromise agreements with employees are a means of dismissing the employee without fear of that employee bringing a claim at the Employment Tribunal or in the County Court resulting from the termination of their employment. It is common for such agreements to include confidentiality clauses which in effect ‘gag’ and prevent the employee… 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 see… 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

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Our NEW Employment Law Clinic and essential information on bringing a claim
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    Employment law is often a very emotional area to work in. Employees place a huge amount of trust and confidence in their employer. An employee may spend more time with work colleagues than they spend with friends and family. You rely on your employer to not only pay your wages but also ensure you have… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Changes to TUPE that could simplify business purchases involving employees.
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    The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 protects employees when a business undertaking in which they are employed transfers to a new employer. The regulations provide a day one right to employees to be protected from being dismissed as a result of the transfer. The continuity of employment and contracts of employment transfer to… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Update 2013
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    2013 is due to see a number of changes to employment law and the tribunal process.  The cap for unfair dismissal claims is due to rise to £74,200 with the maximum weekly pay claim increased to £450.00. Further changes include pre-termination negotiations which allow employer and employee to discuss a termination and try to come… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Vexatious Employment Litigants
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    Unlike the civil court it is rare for employment tribunals to award costs against the losing party. Whilst the tribunal does have the power to do so it is certainly not the norm. This has created the perception that disgruntled employees are free to bring spurious employment law claims without fear of being ordered to… Learn more

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