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Can I ask for a Settlement Agreement?

07 Sep, 2021

A Settlement Agreement is usually offered to you by your employer as a means of you agreeing to leave your employment and setting out the terms of your departure.

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Injury to feelings – how much can I be awarded ?

31 Mar, 2021

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland have issued an update to the guidance on employment tribunal awards for injury to feelings.

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What does legal professional privilege mean in practice?

29 Mar, 2021

Any communication (written or oral) between a solicitor or a barrister and their client is covered by the concept of legal professional privilege, but what does this mean in practice ?

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Settlement Agreements – how much time should an individual be given to consider the offer ?

22 Jan, 2021

There are no hard and fast rules about how long an employee should be given to consider an offer made to them under the terms of a Settlement Agreement. However, ACAS who are an independent public body funded by the government, produce helpful guidance on various employment related issues including Settlement Agreements. This guidance is not set down in law but is often referred to in Employment Tribunal cases as good practice.

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Update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the light of school closures

10 Jan, 2021

HMRC have updated is guidance to confirm that an employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees who have caring responsibilities as a result of COVID-19. This includes employees who are now unable to work (including from home) because of school closures.

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The Clock is ticking….

01 Oct, 2018

In order to bring a claim in the employment tribunal you have to do so within 3 months less a day from action the complaint relates to i.e a dismissal.

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