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24 11, 2017

Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme Is Now Open To All

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

22 09, 2017

Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

By | September 22nd, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

A matter of weeks after the news was full of reports of massive inequality in pay between the highest paid male and female ‘talent’, the BBC has announced a series of wide ranging pay reviews. These will include a report on the gender pay gap among staff, a separate audit [...]

21 09, 2017

Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

By | September 21st, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

We’re cautiously optimistic that a recent decision by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), in Efobi v Royal Mail Ltd, will make it a little easier for claimants arguing that they have been the victim of direct discrimination. This is down to a subtly but important shift in the burden of [...]

4 09, 2017

Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

By | September 4th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

Life can be tough if you are living with a disability, whether it’s a lifelong condition or something that has developed following an accident or with illness. It’s often about making changes, adapting, adjusting at home – and even with support, this can be exhausting. In the workplace, though, you [...]