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Employment & HR


Reduction in Redundancy Notice Period Welcomed


Employment Law Solicitors at Forbes are welcoming a change to the redundancy notice period as it will save local employers both time and money. In an announcement today it has been confirmed that the period of notice, which employers must give to their employees (where more than 100 or more employees…

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Floodgates Opened On Equal Pay?


Forbes Solicitors is warning that a decision reached today in the Supreme Court regarding equal pay could have wide reaching implications for local employers, particularly those in the public sector. The Supreme Court ruled that employees can bring a claim for equal pay in the High Court as opposed to…

Client Recognition Boosts Recommendations


Forbes Solicitors' Legal 500 rankings this year received a boost due to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. The firm was again ranked in 13 categories and moved up a tier in both Corporate and Commercial and Social Housing as a direct result from the comments of clients. Forbes…

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Forbes To Take Local Businesses To Tribunal


Forbes Solicitors are inviting local business to attend a Mock Tribunal to see what can happen if your business fails to follow rules and regulations. The Forbes' Employment Team is hosting an Employment Law update and Mock Tribunal to guide employers through the latest changes in employment…

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Fees To Be Introduced In The Employment Tribunal


An Employment Solicitor is warning that the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunal will not have the wide reaching effect that the Ministry of Justice is hoping for. The consultation on the introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals has been published by the MoJ and is an apparent attempt…

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Queen's Diamond Jubilee - Royal Treatment For Employees


The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are nearly upon us. As the party preparations begin and the bunting is hung, Forbes Solicitors is warning local employers to be prepared. Just like the Royal Wedding last year, the 5th June this year will be an additional bank holiday to allow for a national celebration…

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Update: Compulsory Retirement - A New Beginning?


The Supreme Court has handed down important judgments in the eagerly anticipated cases of Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes. Both of which focus upon the interpretation of a rule that allows employers to justify age discrimination if they can prove…

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No Fuel At The Pumps - No Staff In The Office?


Forecourts across the country have been gridlocked, and petrol stations running dry, following ministers' recommendations that motorists fill their fuel tanks up with the ominous threat of strikes by tanker drivers hanging over the UK. But what are the employment implications for stranded employees and…

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20 Feb 2019

Employment & HR


Employment Appeal Tribunal finding on religious discrimination in nursery case

Ms De Groen had been employed as a teacher by Gan Menachem, an ultra-orthodox Jewish Nursery, since July 2012…

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The service offering at Forbes is of outstanding quality and value and has consistently exceeded our expectations.

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Head of department Jonathan Holden leads a team of 'highly competent individuals' covering the full range of employment matters.

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