Employment Law Advice Solicitors

Telecommunication companies ordered to pay almost £100,000 in wage arrears

April 9, 2013

Two British telecommunication companies have been ordered to pay wage arrears of almost £100,000 to almost 200 of their call-centre telesales workers after it was ruled that they had been underpaying them over a substantial period of time. The two companies, Axis Telecom Ltd and Servizon Ltd, were taken to the Employment Tribunal by HM […]

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Senior fashion executive sues for pregnancy discrimination after she alleges forced resignation

March 12, 2013

A former senior executive at a major fashion label is suing her previous employer for discrimination and unfair dismissal after she resigned in 2011. Ms Kate Torpey commenced employment with Robson Webster Holdings – which owns the fashion labels Jigsaw and Kew – in 1997 as a financial control assistant. She was promoted to the […]

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Beware forcing employees to resign from their employment

March 11, 2013

Employers often wish to get rid of particular employees for a variety of reasons – misconduct on the part of the employee, a clash of personalities, or allegations of under-performance, for example. In dealing with these issues and attempting to maneuever the employee out of their employment, employer’s often suggest to the employee that it […]

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What is sexual harassment in the workplace?

February 27, 2013

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue that raises its ugly head frequently in Employment Tribunals and the national press. This exposure can be both costly and embarrassing to both the business that is being sued and the alleged perpetrator of the sexual harassment. In this post we’re therefore going to take a look […]

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Worker succeeds in obtaining enforcement order against employer in High Court

February 12, 2013

This is Jersey reports that an employee has succeeded in obtaining an Order for enforcement against their former after the employer failed to pay an award for compensation from the Employment Tribunal. Mr Carratu instructed an unfair dismissal solicitor and succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim to the Employment Tribunal last year. He was awarded £19,000 for […]

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Closing your business and avoiding unfair dismissal claims

January 17, 2013

In the light of this recent news story about the success of a woman in her claim for unfair dismissal after the business she worked for was shut down we’re going to examine how businesses can potentially avoid liability in such claims if they close down. We’ll therefore look at the following issues: Why might […]

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Woman successful in unusual breach of contract claim against Holland & Barrett

January 8, 2013

A news item in the Pink News recently reported the success of a woman’ Employment Tribunal claim after she was forced to go off work sick because of the conduct of her husband. Mother-of-two Olga Gofmane, 34, emigrated to the United Kingdom with her husband approximately ten years ago. She worked for Holland & Barrett […]

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Christmas parties – “do’s” and “don’ts” for employers

December 24, 2012

Christmas is both an exciting time of the year and – unfortunately – a potentially problematic one. Employers can demonstrate their goodwill to their employees (and show off a little bit) by having lavish Christmas parties and entertaining their staff. However, Christmas parties (and the Christmas season in general) can also bring problems bubbling to […]

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