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  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Food for thought

    Today in the UK there are around 90,000 families in temporary accommodation, 122,000 homeless children and 52,000 homeless young people. There are also around 400,000 ‘hidden homeless’ who stay with friends or family as ‘sofa surfers’ until they out-stay their welcome ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Switch for change in Maidstone

    Gullands Solicitors is involved with many different charitable organisations both locally in Maidstone and nationally and Gullands Partner Paul Burbidge is one of the trustees of Switch Café in Maidstone. The charity was recently a finalist at the Kent Charity of The Year Awards and it ...

  • Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Local race is a 'flipping' success

    Gravesend’s third annual Pancake Day race was another huge success with excited spectators lining the High Street all the way from Greggs to Tesco to cheer on participants competing pan in hand to win the trophy. Emma Haughey, secretary at Gullands, participated in four heats, including ...

  • Sunday 26th April 2015

    Vaisakhi Celebration

    Gullands staff took part in the Vaisakhi celebrations and procession on 18 April in Gravesend. Around 10,000 people took part, which began with a procession through Gravesend before returning to the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara. Rina Pattar, solicitor at Gullands comments: “Vaisakhi ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Twitter comments: Private or Not?

    We address social media issues regularly in this brief as it is a fast changing area of law and of increasing concern to our clients. A recent case has addressed the issue that whilst an employer may legitimately restrict an employee’s freedom of expression at work or in a work related ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    NEWS IN BRIEF

    Auto enrolment The Department for Work and Pensions has published its annual automatic enrolment evaluation report. Up to the end of September 2014 more than 4.7 million workers had automatically enrolled across nearly 34,000 employers. The level of opt out has been broadly consistent ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Managing retirement in the absence of a default retirement age

    We are increasingly discussing with clients the issue of the absence of any default retirement age. After its removal in April 2011 a dismissal based on a person’s age is unlawful direct age discrimination under the Equality Act, unless an employer can objectively justify it or ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Whistleblowing: The basics

    Employers know relatively little about whistleblowing until the issue comes up at which stage it is quite important to get to grips with it fast. Whistleblowers have two levels of protection. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair if the reason or principle reason for the ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Redundancy: What?s the alternative?

    Many employers see redundancies as the only way out of economic difficulties that they face. What many employers fail to consider is that these should be a matter of last resort and there are many other possible options open to them to avoid this process. Below are just a few of the ...

  • Wednesday 25th March 2015

    What's the point of employment contracts?

    We are often told by employers and employees alike that they do not have a written employment contract and that therefore there is no contract, but this is not quite right. If an employee is attending work and being paid then there is a contract, it is just not written down. It is therefore ...

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