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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is a settlement agreement?
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    It is often the case an employer will suggest a settlement agreement, previously called a compromise agreement prior to 29 July 2013, to be signed by an employee whose employment is due to end, for example, as a result of redundancy. The important consideration for an employee signing a settlement agreement is to remember the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Non Payment of Employment Tribunal awards
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    The department for business innovation and skills has published a report into enforcement measures in the Employment Tribunal. Shockingly over half of Claimant’s don’t receive the full amount of an award from the Employment Tribunal. The report has led to a number of proposals to sure up enforcement including giving  the Tribunal power to take… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Compromise Agreements
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    I have blogged on this subject before but the importance of awareness about the option to compromise disputes remains and so the topic is worth emphasising.  It has long been the case employers and employees do not see ‘eye to eye’ as to conditions of employment and disputes between the parties are all too familiar. … Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Should You Accept A Compromise Agreement?
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    When the relationship between employer and employee is strained or breaks down the employer may be tempted to terminate that employment or the employee may consider resignation.  Either option carries risk as the employee may seek to pursue a claim with the Employment Tribunal for reinstatement or damages if he / she has been unfairly… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Third Party Harassment under the Equality Act 2010
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    On the 1 October 2013 the provisions relating to third party harassment claims will be repealed.  The requirements were designed to protect workers from harassment by clients or visitors to the employer. A failure by the employer to take reasonable steps to deal with third-party harassment of staff could lead to a claim at the… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employee Shareholders – what you need to know about the possible changes
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    The Growth and Infrastructure Bill looks set to continue through parliament. The aim is to create Employee shareholders who in return for receiving £2000 or more in shares from their Employer, give up their entitlement to certain employment law rights including: The right to claim Unfair Dismissal; The right to receive redundancy payments; The right… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    The Apprentice v. Lord Sugar – Employment Tribunal Decision
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    You may recall from a previous blog that Stella English brought Employment Tribunal proceedings against her employer following employment gained with one of Lord Sugar’s companies after she won the BBC show ‘The Apprentice’.  Ms English’s claim was one of constructive unfair dismissal as she claimed there was no real role for her with Lord… 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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