Monthly Archives: October 2019

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What Effect Will Brexit Have on UK Employment Law?

Many people are under the impression that employment law is an area that will be subject to significant change post-Brexit. This is largely due to the common misconception that most, or all, of UK employment law stems from European law. It may come as a surprise to many that most [...]

By | 2019-10-28T08:10:56+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Guest Authors|

Am I an Employee, a Worker or Self-Employed?

Different employment rights attach to different types of employment status i.e. whether you are an employee, a worker or self-employed. For most people it will be clear that they are an employee. You will have applied for a job; will have been given a contract of employment; and will carry [...]

By | 2019-10-23T16:41:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Can I Be Asked Questions About My Health During a Job Interview?

If you have a disability, applying for a job can be a worrying time. This is especially so where you have a mental health condition given many people might jump to their own conclusions as to how well you will be able to do the job and for how often [...]

By | 2019-10-22T11:09:19+00:00 October 22nd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

5 Things You Should Do After Being Made Redundant

Redundancy is a dreaded word that no employee wishes to hear; but depending on your individual circumstances, so long as you know your rights, take good advice and be proactive then you can protect yourself and turn the situation around to become an opportunity. Know your rights There are three [...]

By | 2019-10-17T15:13:55+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

How Many Hours Can I Work and What Breaks Should I Get?

We often take it for granted or assume that we have the right to a lunch break or a couple of days off each week. But what is the law on breaks and working hours and what can you do if your boss is not following the rules? In this [...]

By | 2019-10-14T12:58:38+00:00 October 14th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Georgina Parkin Is Appointed Managing Director Of Truth Legal

On 1st October, we were delighted to announce that our Director & Solicitor, Georgina Parkin, is Truth Legal’s new managing director. Georgina takes over the day-to-day running of the firm from founder Andrew Gray, who will remain very much involved as he continues to develop Truth Legal into one of [...]

By | 2019-10-09T11:54:11+00:00 October 9th, 2019|News|

Business and Divorce – Common Questions Answered

Going through a divorce is difficult under any circumstances, but the thought of losing a business you have worked hard to build can make divorce particularly challenging. The team at Family Law Inverness have prepared this legal guide to address the main concerns of business owners when going through a [...]

By | 2019-10-08T10:58:48+00:00 October 5th, 2019|Guest Authors|

Parental Leave – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Parental leave is planned unpaid time off to care for you child. It is an extra right that parents have but few people know about it. Who can take parental leave? You can only take parental leave if you are an employee. This means you need to have a contract [...]

By | 2019-10-03T09:38:05+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Is a dismissal unfair if the employer acted reasonably in coming to its decision?

Case: Chubb Fire Security Limited v Harper (1983) WL 216016 Facts Mr Harper was employed by Minimax as a sales representative in 1969. In 1973, Minimax amalgamated with two other companies to form, Chubb Fire Security Ltd. Under his initial contract of employment, Mr Harper worked on a commission-only basis, [...]

By | 2019-10-02T14:11:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|Student Case Blogs|