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One of the most unfortunate aspects of being an employer is the occasional need to take disciplinary action against an employee. Many shy away from taking this step because the fear the consequences of getting it wrong and being taken to an employment tribunal. This is why it is a good idea to get up-to-date…

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Taxi-booking firm Uber is facing legal action in the UK. The company operates a car hire smartphone app that connects passengers to drivers, passengers pay Uber for the journey Uber then passes on a percentage of that payment to the driver. The case is being brought by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of the…

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A former employee of the world famous department store Harrods is claiming £1 million in compensation following his dismissal for allegedly eating a slice of cake. Restaurant Supervisor Juan Mackenzie, 35, was sacked for allegedly eating the £7.50 slice of cake after a customer complained it was “too dry”. While Mr Mackenzie claims to have…

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David Cameron has advised that large companies are to be forced to disclose whether they are paying male employees more than female employees. These new measures will be enacted in 2016 requiring employers with at least 250 employees to publish information about their gender pay gap. The precise details of these new measures are the…

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In response to Googles new algorithm Ralli have announced the launch of their newly optimised website www.ralli.co.uk. Ralli Solicitors LLP are based in Manchester and London. Founded in 1973 by Stephen Fox and Sam Betesh. In 1997 Betesh Fox rebranded to become Ralli, this coincided with a move into Manchester City Centre to accommodate the…

Property Aspect’sMagazine in Manchester reports on our last mock tribunal and how it can link to the health and safety and employment laws and procedures of employers in the construction sector. “An Ageing Fool?…” was staged for the benefit of employers in the North West region and featured a script relating to the unfair dismissal…

“An Ageing Fool?…” Mock Tribunal Kindly sponsored by Buckland Harvester Insurance Brokers, our third mock employment tribunal was extremely well-received by all who attended. With another ingenious and witty script written by Employment Solicitor Frances Nash, the cast of four professionals working in HR and management, each portrayed a believable and entertaining part. The event…

Generally speaking, the legal test to establish the fairness of a conduct dismissal is that the employer must establish a reasonable belief in the employee’s guilt, having carried out an investigation proportionate to the means at its disposal and having offered the employee a fair hearing. This test works very well in many cases.  …

Mark Higgins – Employment Law Partner Being bruised by critical remarks made about you by your boss may well make you feel like walking out. When your boss is the Home Secretary and her remarks are broadcast across the land, your decision may well be justified. However, in the vast majority of cases, resignation as…

Not necessarily, so act with caution! If you think you have an issue with a personality clash between employees, you should take a very careful and well thought out approach to avoid an employment law claim. Firstly, lets go back to basics – where an employee is eligible to claim unfair dismissal, they must have…