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Employment Changes coming up in 2020!

13 Jan 2020

April tends to be a busy and stressful time of the year for many businesses who have the end of their financial year around this time, multiple employees on annual leave over the Easter holidays, together with changes to make in line with new legislation - particularly in respect of your employees…

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The Dangers Of Veganuary

06 Jan 2020

As the Christmas blues settle in on 1 January 2020 and we all reflect on the amount of food and drink consumed over the festive period, now is the time to take on the first challenge of 2020 in what has become widely known as 'Veganuary'. This is a challenge that entails eating an entirely plant…

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Education pledges in anticipation of the General Election on 12 December

29 Nov 2019

With a raft of issues ripe for discussion in the lead up to the General Election, there is no rest for the main political parties vying for support. Education has always been a crucial social issue, and the pledges of each of the main political parties in relation to education has been eagerly awaited.…

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Forbes Wins Four-Year Contract To Advise Authorities Across The North East

28 Nov 2019

Forbes Solicitors has won a four-year contract to advise one of the largest groups of local authorities in the country after being named as a successful bidder for the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)'s Regional Legal Services Framework. Established in 1976, the NEPO undertakes high-…

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Supreme Court finds for automatic unfair dismissal despite good faith

28 Nov 2019

The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal In Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti confirming that where there is a hidden reason for a dismissal it will be held to be the reason for the dismissal irrespective of the fact that the decision maker had an alternative admissible…

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Employment changes on the radar following manifesto publication

28 Nov 2019

With a raft of issues ripe for discussion in the lead up to the General Election, there is no rest for the main political parties vying for support. The law surrounding employment and the workplace has always been a critical area of debate. But given the particularly wide gulf between ideological…

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Long Awaited Pensions Schemes Bill Published

15 Nov 2019

The long-awaited Pension Schemes Bill was published on 16 October, detailing amongst other issues the proposed framework for collective defined contribution, new powers and sanctions for The Pensions Regulator and enabling provisions for Pension Dashboards. It also amends the 2004 Pensions Act…

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Causation and correlation in workplace harassment claims

25 Oct 2019

The Employment Tribunal held in Raj v Capita Business Services that establishing an offensive or humiliating environment alone is not sufficient to establish that the conduct relates to a protected characteristic. In order to prove successful, a claimant must establish that the reason for the conduct…

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Supreme Court open up application of whistleblowing rights

21 Oct 2019

The Supreme Court has taken a purposive approach to the interpretation of domestic employment legislation in order to comply with human rights obligations and ensure that a district judge was protected following a whistleblowing claim. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and Employment Rights…

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