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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update 12th September, Edinburgh

Our thanks to everyone who attended our Employment Law update seminar at the fantastic venue of The Bonham, Edinburgh on Wednesday 12 September. Alan Sutherland (our Head of Employment Law) provided a comprehensive overview of Social Media, including a number of interesting employment tribunal cases from the last few months. […]

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Employment Law Update – Borders Seminar Tuesday 18th September 2012, Melrose

The Townhouse Hotel, Market Square Melrose TD6 9PQ Timings 6.00pm Buffet & Refreshments 6.30pm Presentation 7.30pm Questions 7.45pm Networking Content The seminar will look at the following issues:- Social media – or anti-social media? Potential employer liabilities in the virtual world Pensions Update Employment legislation and case law update Competition […]

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Breakfast Seminar – Employment Law Update 12th September 2012, Edinburgh

The Bonham Hotel, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh Timings 8.00am Registration & Breakfast 8.30am Presentation 9.30am Questions 9.45am Coffee & Networking 10.30am Close Content The seminar will look at the following issues:- Social media – or anti-social media? Potential employer liabilities in the virtual world Pensions Update Employment legislation and case […]

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Ask the Expert – Sick Pay During Notice

One of my employees has been off on long-term sickness absence. It’s been too long, and I want to dismiss him. He’s exhausted his contractual sick pay entitlement and now receives statutory sick pay only. Assuming he remains off sick, what do I need to pay him during his notice […]

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Tribunal Tales – Inferring Discrimination

An employee who worked at the bar in a restaurant was dismissed by reason of redundancy. The dismissal took effect shortly after the employee’s manager found out that the employee was pregnant. The employee brought a claim for discrimination (she did not have the required year’s service to claim unfair […]

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HR Issues – Yahoo Appoints Pregnant New CEO

The recent decision of Yahoo to appoint a pregnant woman as CEO has created much in the way of heated discussion both in the US and further afield. The law in the UK is quite clear on the fact that women cannot be discriminated against in selection for a role […]

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Navigator News – I’m a Survivor

In redundancy situations, there is one group of people who are easily forgotten – the ones who are left. These, you might think, are the lucky ones. In many ways they are, because they have proved their ability and worth by being retained. However, for many employees, selection processes and […]

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Legal Issues – Falling Ill on Holiday

Our monthly look at employment law changes and developments The European Court of Justice has already held in 2009 that an employee who was unable to take his scheduled annual leave (because he had had an accident) was entitled to re-take his holiday at another time. The rationale for this […]

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Tribunal Tales – Double Jeopardy

This case arose out of the tragic events surrounding Baby P. Following his death, the Council social worker responsible for his care was assured by Sharon Shoesmith that she would not be losing her job as a result. Both the social worker and her supervisor were taken through a disciplinary […]

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Ask the Expert – Withdrawing a Job Offer

I offered someone a position in my business which she accepted. She promptly resigned her previous job, but now I need to withdraw the offer due to unforeseen circumstances. What are the implications here? If she has accepted the offer, then a contract has been formed (unless there were any […]

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8th June 2012