Entries by Sarah

Restrictive Covenants

All businesses, regardless of size or trade, rely on privileged information.  Restrictive covenants are utilised when a company needs to protect knowledge deemed exclusive to that business.  Employers frequently include restrictive covenants in employment contracts in order to ensure that employees do not share private information, often regarding strategy or trade secrets, with entities outside […]

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR )

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect in a few months and you should now review your existing business practices so that you have adequate time to implement the necessary changes to ensure that you are compliant. Non-compliance can lead to fines, but in reality it is your reputation that will suffer […]

Sex Discrimination at work

Sex discrimination at work Of all types of discrimination such as sex discrimination and disputes related to equal pay have been the most litigated in Tribunals in 2016 and 2017. If you are also being treated unfairly because of your sex, we can support you. Who is the law protecting? Statutory protection– Employees are protected from […]

Direct Race Discrimination at work

Have you faced direct race discrimination at work because of your colour, nationality or your ethnic or national origins? The law protects you and we can help you. Direct discrimination: Direct race discrimination occurs where, because of race, a person (A) treats another (B) less favourably than A treats or would treat others (section 13(1), […]

Whistleblowing in the workplace

Have you disclosed wrongdoings at work and faced detriment or dismissal as a consequence? The law is protective and remedies such as damages, reinstatement and re-engagement are available to you if the following conditions are met. Whistleblowing protection arises from the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1999 inserting three new sections in the Employment Rights Act […]

Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful

Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful – Supreme Court Ruling – by Catalina Mandoiu   Today – 26th July 2017 – is an important day for all the employees who have ever been wronged at work, or who might be in the future. The Supreme Court has upheld UNISON’s appeal against the lawfulness of Employment Tribunal fees […]

Workplace bullying

Workplace bullying is one of the commonest reasons for employees needing to take long term sick leave from their jobs. It costs employers thousands each year, yet it seems to be something that is either swept under the carpet and not talked about, or dealt with in an inappropriate or ineffective manner. Your workforce needs […]