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Tribunal Tale – Really Easy Car Credit Limited v Thompson

Background Employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave have a number of protections under employment law. One of the most basic is that it is unlawful to dismiss an employee where the reason (or primary reason) for doing so is that she is pregnant. Not only could that decision […]

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Tribunal Tale – Afzal v East London Pizza Limited t/a Dominos Pizza

Background It is (we hope) common knowledge that individuals must be eligible to work in the UK before they can be employed, and that employers must take steps to satisfy themselves of such eligibility in order to have a statutory defence to any issues raised in relation to immigration compliance. […]

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Tribunal Tale – Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v Drzymala

Background Fixed-term contracts (FTCs) are a common feature of the modern workplace. In some cases, employers like to ‘test the water’ by offering employment for a finite term to determine whether the employee is suitable. In other cases, a FTC can be used to cover a period of maternity leave […]

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Navigator’s 3C Workshop – GDPR

Post GDPR day and Data Protection Act 2018 Thursday 30th August 2018 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA Workshop, Tools & Action Plan Our compliance workshop will provide delegates with a clear detailed picture of the legislation and how it can be […]

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GDPR Guidance Note 3 – CCTV considerations

Introduction The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) provides for the protection of individuals’ personal data. Personal data includes biometric data, which means information that allows for the unique identification of a person, such as facial images. This includes CCTV systems operating on your organisation’s premises. The Information Commissioner’s Office’s Code […]

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Navigator’s ‘How To’ – Recruit & Select Effectively

How to Recruit & Select Effectively Thursday 23rd August 2018 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA What will it cover? The hiring process can be risky and expensive, and cutting corners only makes the process harder. Candidates often develop first impressions when […]

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Tribunal Tale – Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

Background Last month we issued an article on employment status, and mentioned that Pimlico was heard by the Supreme Court (SC) in February 2018. The SC has now delivered its judgment. As a brief recap of the case, Mr Smith was engaged by Pimlico as a plumber. His contract with […]

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Masterclass in Mediation

Masterclass in Mediation Thursday 9th August 2018 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA What will it cover? Line managers and HR often get caught up in relationship issues between employees. If not handled properly these issues can become drawn out and take […]

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Legal Issues – Dress codes

The issue of dress codes came to the fore in May 2016 when a female worker was sent home from her first day working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) because she wasn’t wearing high heels. The worker in question, Nicola Thorp, was actually supplied by a staffing agency called Portico, which had […]

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HR Issues – Encourage social media in the workplace

Often times, social media use in the work place has a negative stigma around it. Imagine sitting at your desk and looking over at a co-worker only to find them on their smart phone. The immediate assumption is that they are being unproductive, probably surfing the web and looking at […]

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30th May 2018