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Thomas Wood

About Thomas Wood

Tom Wood is an Associate Solicitor within the Employment team at Forbes Solicitors. Tom’s blogs cover his specialisms of restructures, TUPE, discrimination and the termination of employment. Tom also writes and advises companies in relation to holidays and compliance with the working time regulations; handling maternity and paternity matters as well as whistleblowing. Tom provides a practical and commercial insight on the most complex of employment problems.

Tesco Equal Pay

It has been reported today that Tesco is facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim. Pre-claim conciliation has been commenced in which women that work in stores claim their work to be of equal value with men that work in … Read more

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TUPE: The Prime Minister and Larry

In the wake of ‘Brexit’ and the concerns over what will happen to workers’ rights given that a lot of those rights are the UK incorporation of European law, the one thing that has gone under the radar is the … Read more

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ACAS Code does not apply to ill heath dismissals

A failure to follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance can result in, not only an unfair dismissal, but an uplift of up to 25% of any compensation due to the unfairly dismissed employee. The Employment Appeal … Read more

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There is no Easter next year

Not quite but this is true if your holiday year runs between 1st April and 31st March. What is the issue? Easter 2016 fell on 25th March to 28th March therefore appearing in holiday year 2015-2016. Easter 2017 falls on … Read more

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Is Pulling A Sickie Gross Misconduct?

‘Everyone pulls a sick day’ is often the excuse given to employers to suggest that creating or over-exaggerating illness is in fact a harmless white lie. Not according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Ajaj v. Metroline West Ltd.

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