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9 04, 2018

Everything you need to know about Settlement Agreements but were too afraid to ask

By | 2018-04-09T09:45:04+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Everything you need to know about Settlement Agreements but were too afraid to ask

So, you’re an employee and your employer has just mentioned the words ‘settlement agreement’. What does it mean? How will it affect you? What do I need to know? Don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. We hope to give you all the information you need to know about [...]

27 02, 2018

‘It’s only a bit of banter isn’t it?’  Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Workplace

By | 2018-02-27T20:09:38+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on ‘It’s only a bit of banter isn’t it?’  Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the Workplace

It may just be because we work in the legal profession and therefore tend to keep abreast of the legal news more readily than non-lawyers will, but there does appear to have been an alarming number of news stories appearing about sexual assault/harassment cases taking place at some very high-profile [...]

12 02, 2018

Am I Redundant and What Are My Rights?

By | 2018-02-12T13:16:00+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Employment Disputes|0 Comments

*Updated February 2018* Being told by your employer that you are now redundant can be a shock. The first questions to go through your mind may be: “How am I going to pay the mortgage?” or “How will I support my family?” Such worries are natural, but positive outcomes [...]

24 11, 2017

Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme Is Now Open To All

By | 2017-11-24T18:15:46+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme Is Now Open To All

After a successful ‘first phase’, the scheme to refund unlawful Employment Tribunal fees are now open to everyone. We made no secret of the fact that here at Truth Legal , we were delighted of the Supreme Court’s decision back in the summer that the Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful . The [...]

24 11, 2017

Am I Self-Employed – Or a ‘Worker’ in Disguise? 8 Questions to Ask

By | 2017-11-24T17:18:40+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Am I Self-Employed – Or a ‘Worker’ in Disguise? 8 Questions to Ask

There’s been a lot in the news recently about ‘employment status’ and whether people are ‘self-employed’ or ‘workers’, so much so that you might be starting to wonder if any of this applies to you. Here’s our guide to working out whether you are an employee, a worker or self-employed. [...]

3 11, 2017

Constructive Dismissal Claims

By | 2017-11-03T07:22:25+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|A-Z Claim Types, Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Constructive Dismissal Claims

Constructive Dismissal covers the situation where your employer has made it impossible for you to stay in your job – but hasn’t dismissed you himself. If you resign in this situation, it will be treated as a dismissal – a ‘constructive’ dismissal. Your employer’s behaviour must be [...]

2 11, 2017

How to Advise on Settlement Agreements

By | 2017-11-03T08:41:39+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on How to Advise on Settlement Agreements

Andrew Gray offers some tips on best practice for solicitors acting for both employers and employees Creativity is not something which is normally associated with us solicitors, but I encourage all those who are advising on settlement agreements – either for employers or for employees – to think tangentially. Doing [...]

24 10, 2017

Scrapped Employment Tribunal Fees – the latest!

By | 2017-10-24T16:21:51+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Scrapped Employment Tribunal Fees – the latest!

A few weeks ago, we were delighted to bring you news that the Employment Tribunal fees regime had been scrapped . Not just scrapped – declared unlawful by the Supreme Court following a legal challenge by Unison. It was a great day for anyone concerned about access to justice. The fees [...]

3 10, 2017

Settlement Agreements – what employees need to know

By | 2017-10-19T13:27:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Settlement Agreements – what employees need to know

Picture the scene: You’re in dispute with your employer (or your former employer). Whatever the issues between you – whether you’ve been subject to unlawful discrimination or dismissed without a hearing - an Employment Tribunal is looming. Just as you’re gearing up for the fight, your employer makes a proposal [...]

28 09, 2017

Why has my employer offered me a settlement agreement?

By | 2017-10-19T13:27:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Why has my employer offered me a settlement agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract that can be used to bring an employment dispute between an employer and an employee to an end without an Employment Tribunal decision. As an employee, there are a number of advantages to accepting a Settlement Agreement. However, you might be wondering [...]