About Yvonne Atherton

Yvonne is an employment law consultant at Truth Legal and joined the team in 2019.

Is Compensation Really ‘Unlimited’ for Discrimination or Whistleblowing Claims?

If you have read anything on discrimination claims or claims for whistleblowing, you may have seen references to compensation being unlimited or uncapped. But what does this actually mean? Will an Employment Tribunal just award you any amount it thinks is fair and appropriate; or is compensation calculated in a [...]

By |2022-03-23T12:43:44+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Employment Disputes|

The 5 Requirements to Claim Discrimination Connected to a Disability

The law provides protection against various types of discrimination: direct, indirect, harassment and victimisation, in respect of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010. These are: Age Disability Gender Reassignment Marriage and civil partnership Pregnancy and Maternity Race Religion or belief Sex Sexual Orientation However, there are additional [...]

By |2022-03-10T09:57:44+00:00March 10th, 2022|Employment Disputes|

Reasonable Adjustments – Has My Employer Done Enough to Help With My Disability?

In many situations, employers are under a duty to make what’s called ‘reasonable adjustments’ for employees or job applicants who have a disability. Reasonable adjustments are essentially changes to working practices, or the work environment, to assist in situations where you are put at a ‘substantial disadvantage’ because of your [...]

By |2022-02-22T14:30:28+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Employment Disputes|

When Does My Employer Have to Make Reasonable Adjustments for My Disability?

If you have a disability, any workplace can present you with unique problems. These might come from the way in which the work is carried out – workloads, practices, shift patterns – or maybe accessing and navigating the workplace is difficult. In certain circumstances, employers are under a legal duty [...]

By |2022-02-22T14:15:33+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Employment Disputes|

Have You Suffered Direct Disability Discrimination At Work? Probably Not! Here’s Why

Being treated unfairly because of your disability is an unacceptable injustice. The Equality Act 2010 recognises disabilities as a protected characteristic – meaning that if you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you may be able to make a claim in the Employment Tribunal. But, chances are, you [...]

By |2022-02-22T14:20:52+00:00February 8th, 2022|Employment Disputes|

I’ve Been Dismissed Without Notice Or A Payment In Lieu Of Notice. Can My Employer Do This?

In this article we will consider dismissals for gross misconduct and their consequences. An employer can only, lawfully, dismiss you without allowing you to work your notice if your contract of employment allows them to do this or if you have committed an act of gross misconduct. Entitlement to notice [...]

By |2021-08-18T09:14:59+01:00August 18th, 2021|Employment Disputes|
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