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Voluntary Work – What Employment Rights Do You Have?

Many individuals carry out voluntary work for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it will be a “one off” but other arrangements are more regular and routine. But do volunteers have any employment rights and what can you do if you believe you are being taken advantage of? Employment Status Different [...]

By |2020-06-17T17:27:34+01:00March 15th, 2020|Employment Disputes|

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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 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+01:00October 14th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

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+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Discrimination – Is Veganism or Vegetarianism a Protected Belief? 6 Tests to Meet

No matter how long you have been employed, the law protects all employees from discrimination based on the following characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Most of these have obvious meanings, but what types of beliefs [...]

By |2019-10-01T19:14:16+01:00October 1st, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Your Right To Time Off To Care For Dependants

Life can produce many unexpected and concerning situations involving our loved ones. Children get chicken pox, fall off climbing frames, or sadly, may have a long-term health condition. Ageing parents likewise might become ill or have an accident. But what happens when you need to go to work at a [...]

By |2019-09-26T11:14:06+01:00September 26th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

15 Minutes Free Employment Advice – Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering free employment law advice for up to 15 minutes. This new process is designed to be the initial step before clients need to book a consultation with us. The 15 minutes free advice is available to both personal and business [...]

By |2019-06-10T15:24:35+01:00June 10th, 2019|Employment Disputes|