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Employment Law News November 2014

In this month’s Enews we consider when the duty to offer suitable alternative employment arises in the case of an employee who is on maternity leave during a redundancy process; what constitutes a fair dismissal in a case of gross…

Employment Law News October 2014

In this month’s E-news, we consider whether an employer can increase an employee’s disciplinary sanction on appeal, in circumstances where the employer’s contractual disciplinary procedure does not allow for this; whether an employer should have ignored a disabled employee’s final…

Employment Law News

In this month’s ENews we consider whether the dismissal of an employee for exercising his right to take time of for dependants amounted to an automatically unfair dismissal; whether a deduction from wages should be itemised on a payslip and…

Sickness and Holidays

In this month’s E News we focus on tricky holiday issues. With the holiday season firmly upon businesses, we revisit some of the issues that businesses face when dealing with holiday and holiday pay. Sickness and Holidays What happens…

How can the nearest relative request discharge?

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down judgment in the case of K –v- The Hospital Managers of the Kingswood Centre . The case concerns K a patient detained under Section 3 MHA 1983 and the service of his mother’s written…

Dividing Assets and Income on Divorce

The Family Courts in England and Wales have discretion so that different judges may apply the law and come to different conclusions. When considering how assets should be divided on divorce and whether or not there should be a maintenance…