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Client Testimonial – Scottish Waterways Trust

“Graham’s approach to auditing and health and safety in general is always refreshing and grounded in good common sense. I believe he really understood our business and the challenges we face. I was very impressed at the range and depth of Graham’s knowledge in a wide variety of general and […]

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Tribunal Tale – City of York Council v Grosset

In November 2016 we issued a news item related to a Mr Grosset, who was a teacher at a school in York. His case has been working its way through the court hierarchy, and now the Court of Appeal (CA) has made a decision on the matter. We track the […]

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Legal Issues – Employment status

We’ve written a number of updates on this topic in the last couple of years, as there have been both case law and legislative developments happening during that time. Much of the case law has related to companies such as Uber, CitySprint and Hermes engaging individuals they deem to be […]

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Health & Safety – Update Seminar

Thursday 28th June 2018 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA Content Risk assessment – HSE draft proposals. The sentencing guidelines for health and safety prosecutions – Effect on Scotland Fire risk assessment – Grenfell Tower effect. Timings 8.30am      Registration & Breakfast 9.00am […]

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Tribunal Tale – Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood

Background One of the cornerstones of the employment relationship is that in the vast majority of cases an employer must give an employee notice to terminate their employment. This obligation is a statutory one, as the Employment Rights Act requires employers to give a minimum period of notice to employees […]

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HR Issues – GDPR Guidance Note 2 – Employment contract wording and consent

It is highly likely that you have within your employment contract a clause about data protection.  Typically organisations seek consent from employees to agree with this clause. With the new General Data Protection Regulation due to come in force on 25th May 2018 we know that consent should be freely […]

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Health & Safety – Level 3 Award Health & Safety at Work

Level 3 Award Health and Safety in the Workplace 12, 19, 26 June 2018 (3 day course) Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA Examines health and safety from a supervisory perspective Supervisors have both a legal and moral responsibility to look after […]

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Ask the Expert – Absence history and recruitment

Question: “We are currently recruiting for a post in our admin team and have invited candidates to interview. Our normal practice is to request references in advance of interviews, and as part of our reference request we ask for their absence history. We have received a reference for one of […]

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*NEW* – Masterclass in Mediation

Masterclass in Mediation Wednesday 13th June 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 – Family leave and discrimination

Background In June 2017 we reported on the case of Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited, in which Mr Ali’s employer paid enhanced maternity pay but only the statutory rate of pay for Shared Parental Leave (SPL). As Mr Ali would not receive the same benefits as his wife, he […]

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13th April 2018