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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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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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27th April 2018