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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Client Testimonial – The Edinburgh Academy

          “The Edinburgh Academy has just received our second annual Health and Safety Legal Compliance Audit.  I have been thoroughly impressed with the deal of challenge and investigation that went into the audit to check all areas of our H&S procedures.  The reports are clear and […]

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Ask the Expert – Wages overpayment

Question: “We have recently discovered that an employee has been overpaid. The employee reduced their hours from 35 to 28 and signed a new contract to that effect. However, the change was not effected by our payroll and for two months the employee was paid a full-time salary. Are we […]

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HR Issues – A Christmas Carol

On the first day of Christmas, my lovely colleague came to work when they had a bad case of the flu. By the second day of Christmas, despite panic-eating echinacea, I had managed to catch it too. On the third day of Christmas, I struggled in and annoyed everyone else […]

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Tribunal Tale – Protected conversations

Mishandled protected conversation leads to successful constructive dismissal claim A former employee of a foreign exchange company has successfully claimed constructive unfair dismissal due to the company mishandling a pre-termination negotiation. Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act allows an employer to have a ‘protected conversation’ with an employee for […]

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Health & Safety – Company director jailed

Company director jailed following second fatality Mr Thelwall, company director of Thorn Warehousing Ltd, has been jailed following the second workplace fatality to happen under his directorship. The first fatality happened in 2010 when an employee was crushed in a metal gate, and Mr Thelwall was acquitted of a corporate […]

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Legal Issues – Rest breaks

In Grange v Abellio London Limited the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has stated that there is no requirement for an employee to ask for a rest break, and have that request refused, for there to be a breach of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (the WTR). Until 2012, Mr Grange […]

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