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Gagging clauses are good

A tidal wave of public opinion is threatening to derail confidentiality agreements between employees and employers that can be in the interests of both. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons in October 2018 that the government would … More

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Good employer loses appeal in migrant right to work case

Foreign workers have a right to appeal if they face dismissal over doubts about their UK residency status, appeal judges ruled. The Employment Appeal Tribunal made a ruling in an unfair dismissal case brought by Pakistani worker, Fahim Afzal, against … More

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Dad scores victory for equal paternity pay

A father won his discrimination claim demanding equal pay for paternity leave with mothers who took maternity leave. In the employment tribunal, in the case of Mr Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited 2017, the judge ruled the father was … More

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Damages awarded must equal damage inflicted

An investment firm won their £15m legal claim for stolen data by two former employees but was only awarded £2. In Marathon Asset Management LLP & Ors v Seddon & Ors 2017, the Honourable Mr Justice Leggatt, last week (28 … More

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Paul Smith-Edmunds – Decemder 2016

“Many thanks for your assistance and advice with this matter.”  

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Season of Santa and settlement agreements

‘Tis in the season of goodwill that employers choose to fire employees. So legally, Christmas becomes the busiest time of year for employment lawyers. Employers tend to be the first to make resolutions on what they want to do in … More

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Christmas overtime refusal leads to dismissal

If you want to force your workers to do overtime over Christmas, the Employment Tribunal supports you…  A tribunal in November 2016 ruled that an employer fairly dismissed a worker when her refusal to do overtime over the Christmas period … More

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You’ve been framed – by the employer

Would it be a fair cop if an employer’s video surveillance recorded misconduct by an employee? Can an employer put his employees under video surveillance or enter the email records on computers used by employees to find acts of misconduct? … More

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