Trip hazard Muslim jilbab: discrimination?

Trip hazard Muslim jilbab: discrimination?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently been asked to decide whether a nursery school’s requirement that a Muslim lady not wear a full-length jilbab – because this would present a tripping hazard – was...

How have the changes to family law fared?

This April marked the very first anniversary of the changes to the family justice system and it was classed as the start of a cultural revolution. There are still a large number of family...

New law introduced in May under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

New law introduced in May under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

New law introduced in May under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 The first commencement order made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 has been published. From 26th May...

New rules on zero hour contracts

Exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours comes into force under s 164(1). This section inserts the Employment Rights Act 1996, Pt 2A, which renders unenforceable any exclusivity term (see s 27A(3)) in a “zero...

Claimants could be out of pocket following the introduction of a new Riot Bill

Claimants could be out of pocket following the introduction of a new Riot Bill

The issues raised as a result of the UK riots which took place in 2011 has resulted in the Home Office publishing a draft bill to deal with them, however, there are concerns raised...

Solicitors for stress free Conveyancing and probates

Solicitors for stress free Conveyancing and probates

Managing and owning a property involves several legal procedures. Whether a first time purchaser or an experienced investor, property transactions require the presence of a lawyer because of the nature of the transaction which...

Non-payment of bonus disability discrimination

Non-payment of bonus disability discrimination

A bonus scheme penalising employees for their poor sickness records was disability discrimination, holds the EAT, even though the bonus administrator had no knowledge of the disability. Background The employer in this case, the...

Constructive Dismissal – delay fatal to claim?

Constructive Dismissal – delay fatal to claim?

Was the employee’s argument that she was too ill to resign for 18 months successful? Or was she found to have affirmed her contract and therefore not able to bring her constructive dismissal claim?...

Managing Sickness Absence – a Springhouse Checklist

Managing Sickness Absence – a Springhouse Checklist

Dealing with sickness absence is a perennial problem for employers and employees alike, with unfair dismissal and discrimination rearing its head at every turn. Our checklist will put employers and employees on the right...

Financial arrangements on Divorce by Ashley Wilson Family Law Solicitors

Financial arrangements on Divorce by Ashley Wilson Family Law Solicitors

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UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK sunbed owners could face claims for damages

UK SUNBED owners could find themselves facing claims for damages following a landmark case in Australia. Jay Allen, 35, regularly used sunbeds over a four-year period at two Fitness First centres. He was later...

Divorce survey reveals challenges of trying to play Santa at Christmas

Divorce survey reveals challenges of trying to play Santa at Christmas

42% of newly separated parents cannot remain on speaking terms to make arrangements Dads feel greater need to compete for kids’ affections than mums after divorce or separation 30% worry about the influence of...

Dying Without a Will

Dying without a will is common. In the UK, approximately two thirds of all people who die don’t leave a will. This means they die intestate, and according to an article in the Guardian,...

Employers – How to avoid workplace accidents

Employers – How to avoid workplace accidents

According to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) most recent figures, more than 3 million working days were lost to workplace accident and injury in 2012/13, and cost the UK £13.8 billion in 2010/11....