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Forbes Appointed To Advise Leading Housing Association Together Housing

08 May 2019

Forbes Solicitors has been selected to advise one of the largest housing associations in the North of England after being named as a successful bidder for Together Housing Group's Legal Services Framework. Forbes will advise on legal issues surrounding Housing Management & Litigation,…

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The pitfalls of reputation management in the wake of #MeToo

01 May 2019

Earlier this month, a solicitor at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy was referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority ("SRA") over a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") signed by a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein, the eponymous…

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Brexit Update - Working in the UK

12 Apr 2019

In the latest development on Brexit, it has been agreed that the UK will now leave the EU on 31 October 2019, unless a further extension is agreed! However, there still remains a significant amount of uncertainty over what will happen to EEA citizens who are looking to live and work in the UK in the…

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Brexit - Extracting the potential impact on workers' rights from the maelstrom

11 Apr 2019

With the pervading sense of uncertainty consuming the arrangements for the UK leaving the EU, it is an unsettling time for both the populace and companies operating within the jurisdiction. One of the many uncertainties is the potential impact Brexit may have on UK employment laws, and consequently…

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Managing litigation risk in the gig economy

10 Apr 2019

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre published the findings of its research into the increase in global gig economy litigation last month in its report titled "The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig Economy". The report stresses the need for a rights based…

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Managing sickness absence as a result of an injury sustained at work

02 Apr 2019

Accidents happen…just as much in the workplace as they do in the outside world. Employees may unfortunately sustain an injury while at work, which could result in them being off sick. This could be a slip resulting in a broken leg, with multiple operations required, or could be sustained due to…

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Employee fails to secure compensation despite finding of unfair dismissal

28 Mar 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") in Beattie v Condorrat War Memorial and Social Club & Others recently upheld a tribunal decision that a procedural failing in carrying out an investigation and a finding of unfair dismissal did not necessarily lead to compensation. The Claimant…

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Mistaken belief found insufficient to amount to disability discrimination

21 Mar 2019

In iForce Ltd v Wood , the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employee's mistaken belief that her condition was under threat by working conditions did not establish unfavourable treatment due to a disability pursuant to s.15 of the Equality Act 2010. An actual rather than a perceived causal…

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