British Gas Trading v Lock, EAT Last week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its judgment in the employer’s appeal against the Employment Tribunal judgment in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd. Disappointingly, the appeal decision is noteworthy more for its review of the rules relating to binding judicial precedence (i.e….

Okay yes, I admit it, I am also an avid user of social media and mobile devices but hey, it’s not in a compulsive way like some of our peers on this Channel 4 documentary. The purpose of the programme was to show exactly how much time some people spend updating their online statuses and…

Trainee solicitor highlights the continuing claims of bullying in businesses and refers to a couple of recently reported articles. It is a sad but true fact that, unfortunately, employees continue to be bullied and harassed in the workplace despite many employers adopting anti-bullying, harassment and discrimination policies at work as well as employment legislation being…

Employment partner Mark Higgins recently commented on HR Aspects’ article about zero-hour contracts. There has been continued press coverage of the ongoing debate over zero-hour contracts, and it is a media trend that shows little sign of slowing down. A government consultation process is currently underway, and everybody from Vince Cable, through to the Institute…

Employment solicitor, Frances Nash, explains Zero-Hour Contracts, Tribunal Fees and Settlement Agreements. Things are moving fast in the world of employment law, fast but perhaps not forwards. In the UK, small and medium sized businesses employ over 90% of workers in the private sector. It is not hard to understand why the majority of recent…

Mark Higgins, Mona Niayesh and Adrian Anderson, all members of the Corporate and employment teams at Ralli, appeared at The Emirates Stadium, London on the 21 and 22 May The majority of delegates were solicitors from firms up and down the UK, and initially they looked a little bit surprised to see the Ralli crew…

Not too long ago, banker was a dirty word. Now it is a benefit scrounger. Whilst many relish the opportunity to praise Thatcherist ideologies, others join unions in increasing numbers or take industrial action. There is no doubt it is a tough time for employers, no matter what their size. The endless stream of large…

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