Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Discrimination Claims – Was calling an employee a “fat ginger pikey” banter or harassment?

Case: Evans- v-Xactly Corporation Limited  UKEATPA/0128/18 & 129/19/LA What is banter? Banter may be defined as “the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks” or to “exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way”.  It is commonplace in many workplaces.  In fact, it may also be deemed to be acceptable in [...]

By | 2018-10-31T15:38:27+01:00 October 30th, 2018|Employment Disputes|

Is a Partner in a Law Firm to be a ‘Worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996?

Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof The General Issues: What is the Importance of being a ‘worker’? The legal status, and rights therein, afforded to ‘workers’ is far more beneficial than that given to others, except for ‘employees’. This is why, in 2017, Deliveroo riders opposed [...]

By | 2018-11-21T11:19:48+01:00 October 26th, 2018|Employment Disputes, Personal Injury, Student Case Blogs|

Can employees disclose confidential information acquired during their employment if it is in the public interest?

Case: Initial Services Ltd v Putterill and another [1968] 1 QB 396 By Stefanie Stefanova General rule: Employees must not disclose to a third party any confidential information which they have acquired during the course of their employment. The information belongs to the employer and should be kept confidential. Exceptions: [...]

By | 2018-11-21T11:19:55+01:00 October 26th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Andrew Gray Takes Part in Annual Legal Services Procession in York

Last week, our Founder & Solicitor Andrew Gray attended the Harrogate & District Law Society Annual Legal Services Procession in York. Andrew, who is the acting President of the Harrogate & District Law Society, was invited to attend the procession amongst some of the most senior legal individuals in the [...]

By | 2018-10-11T14:38:54+01:00 October 11th, 2018|Andrew Gray|

Truth Legal Assists BBC In Call For Tighter Inflatable Play Equipment Regulations

Truth Legal gained widespread exposure this week when we joined a national debate on the safety of inflatable play equipment. Our Director, Georgina Parkin, was featured on the Dotty McLeod Breakfast Show of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, after a series of incidents had highlighted the lack of policy, regulations and entry [...]

By | 2018-10-11T10:44:49+01:00 October 11th, 2018|News|

Harrogate News – September Round-Up

There were a number of stories making the Harrogate headlines last month, including a new Harrogate Park & Ride scheme. See the top stories below: Man held at gun point over imitation firearm A 34-year-old man was arrested in The Den bar in the centre of Harrogate after customers made [...]

By | 2018-10-11T14:46:55+01:00 October 7th, 2018|Harrogate News|