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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Disability Discrimination: What is reasonable?

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees can arise in three circumstances: Where a provision, criterion or practice puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with individuals who are not disabled. This is wide ranging and includes such things as ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL?

    In short, one of the most often used but least understood terms of employment law! Constructive dismissal is the term used where an employee resigns in response to their employer’s conduct in breach of an important term of their employment contract. This can be a breach of an express ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Collective redundancy consultations

    The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 provides that where 20 or more employees are being consulted about redundancy “at one establishment” they are entitled to be collectively consulted and we have set out the collective redundancy procedure below. In a ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Changing terms of employment: business briefing

    An employee’s terms will usually alter during their employment for example, their pay may increase. Most changes will be uncontroversial, but sometimes a business will want to do something that the employee is less willing to accept. In these cases, the business must ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Settlement agreements

    On 29 July 2013, two important employment law changes came into force. ~ Compromise agreements have been renamed Settlement Agreements. The Settlement Agreement is the same in all but name, that is to say, a contract whereby an employee or worker agrees not to pursue employment claims ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDER

    On 1 September 2013, the government introduced a new type of employment status, the employee-shareholder. Employees with this status will give up certain employment rights in exchange for shares in the employer. There are various conditions that must be met for an employee to become an ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Gross misconduct does not always justify dismissal

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Minimum wage

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Breakfast seminar

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  • Tuesday 24th September 2013

    Gullands Solicitors once again secures Law Society's top quality mark

    Gullands Solicitors in Maidstone has for the third consecutive year secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Gullands was one of the first law firms in the country to qualify for the scheme when it was ...

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