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Ask the Expert – Protected conversations

Employers who have experience of attempting to reach a mutual agreement with an employee to terminate their employment will most likely be familiar with the idea of the Without Prejudice (WP) conversation. The purpose of the WP conversation, in this context, is to create scope for parties to discuss and […]

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Legal Issues – Rise in tribunal claims

In July last year, following a number of appeals from the trade union Unison, the Supreme Court eventually found that the tribunal fee regime introduced in 2013 was unlawful. Since then, the government has had the unenviable job of having to determine who is entitled to a refund, which will […]

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Navigator News – Happy Christmas

A Very Happy Christmas to all our clients and contacts. The team at Navigator would like to wish you and your families a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. We hope that 2018 delivers all that you wish for and we’ll be back in contact early in January to […]

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Ask the Expert – Adverse weather

Question: “We operate in a remote region and in winter we often experience extreme weather. In previous years we have had issues with employees being unable to attend work for this reason. We would like to know what the law says in this regard, particularly in relation to payment, and […]

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Legal Issues – Sexual harassment and the Christmas party

While sexual harassment in the workplace has never been acceptable, in the latter half of 2017 it has been a veritable cause célèbre. Much of the uproar was originally centred on Harvey Weinstein, a prominent film producer in Hollywood. An initial trickle of complaints, many from some top names in […]

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Tribunal Tale – King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd

Background Just when you think that most of the questions on holiday pay have been answered, along comes the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to shatter our illusions. Well, perhaps not all of them. We still know that employees (and workers) who work regular paid overtime and/or are regularly paid […]

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Navigator 3C’s Workshop – Preparing for the GDPR

Preparing for the GDPR * Due to demand new dates released * Dates Wednesday 24 January 2018 – Glasgow Friday 26 January 2018 – Aberdeen Tuesday 30 January 2018 – Edinburgh Workshop & Action Plan Our compliance workshops will provide delegates with a clear detailed picture of the legislation and […]

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Navigator News – New Legal Manager

I am delighted to announce that Helen Donnelly joined us last week as our newest Legal Manager. Helen graduated from Queens University, Belfast, with a Master’s Degree in Anthropology before gaining her law degree at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. During her studies she was an active member of […]

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Tribunal Tale – Uber appeal

As many of you will know, the ride-sharing company Uber was taken to the Employment Tribunal (ET) in 2016 by two drivers who claimed to be workers rather than self-employed contractors. Our update on that case and employment status more generally can be found here. As a summary of the original […]

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Client Testimonial – Merchant Leisure Ltd

“Since engaging with Navigator in 2012, we have found that the response time to our queries is very sharp. We are also given a good deal of comfort through the level of knowledge of the Navigator legal team with regard to the hospitality sector which has its own set of […]

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10th November 2017