Employment Law

Discrimination & Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act incorporates the same discrimination legislation ie: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. These are now called ‘protected characteristics’. The Act however goes further and extends protection to characteristics that were not previously covered by the old separate statutes. It […]

Age Discrimination – Employer Advice

Tel.?0330 323 0435?or use our online contact form From 1 October 2006, new laws protected workers from age discrimination. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees, trainees or job seekers because of their age and ensure that all workers, regardless of age, have the same rights in […]

Contracts of Employment

If an employee suffers a measurable financial loss because his or her employer has breached the contract of employment, or any other contract connected with employment, then the employee may be entitled to seek damages by making a breach of contract claim. The normal forum for pursuing such a claim is a county court or […]

“Whistleblowing” & Public Interest Disclosure

PERSONS WHO MAY BE PROTECTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAW ON WHISTLEBLOWING The provisions introduced by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and now contained in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (as amended) protect most workers from being subjected to a detriment by their employer. Detriment may take a number of forms, such as […]

Advice on Policies & Procedures

With the wealth of employment legislation,it is crucial that employers keep themselves up to date with what they need to have in place in terms of policies and procedures. For example, The Employment Act 2002 includes measures for internal resolution of workplace disputes by introducing minimum internal disciplinary and grievance procedures. These measures encourage employees […]


WHAT IS REDUNDANCY? Redundancy is a form of dismissal caused by an employer’s need to cut jobs, move the place of work or close down completely. Redundancy is treated as a dismissal in law like any other dismissal and is therefore subject to the same protections against unfair dismissal. It is essential that proper procedures […]

Settlement Agreements

From the end of?July 2013, the until-now-known-as Compromise Agreements will be termed Settlement Agreements with new rules to protect so-called pre-termination discussions taking place between employers and employees to end a working relationship. It seems that there will be little difference noticed by the average employee/employer as independent legal advice will still be required to […]