GUY FAWKES: GUNPOWDER, TREASON, AND AN ABATEMENT NOTICE?

For 254 years following the Gunpowder plot it was a legal requirement for every person in the realm to observe the fifth of November and give thanks for the “joyful Read more…

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Posted on Nov 7th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Disability discrimination and relying on occupational health reports

Fundamentally, employers will always – to some extent at least – need to rely upon the knowledge of others when deciding how to act in relation to employees with disabilities. Read more…

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Posted on Oct 22nd, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Dismissal for capability

The question of when an employee with a long-term disability related absence can be dismissed for capability is always a difficult one for employers and involves a careful balancing act Read more…

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Posted on Oct 15th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

UN International Day of Older Persons

UN's International Day of older persons' 60+ counts logo

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 50 years’ time it is anticipated that there will be an additional 8.2 million people aged 65+ in the UK. This is Read more…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Employment status update: the right to substitute

Employment status is currently a true hot-button topic for consideration. The Uber and Deliveroo cases, along with Pimlico Plumbers, have raised the question now, more so than ever, as to Read more…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Positive discrimination, proportionality and justification

In Z & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Hackney & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1099, the Court of Appeal upheld the divisional court’s decision that, Read more…

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Posted on Sep 24th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: constructive dismissal – have you been forced to resign?

Photograph of A-board reading: Constructive Dismissal - have you been forced to resign?

Many employees can often feel that the workplace they’re in causes stress through many factors that ultimately result in them feeling entitled to resign. However, what many people don’t realise Read more…

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Posted on Sep 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Life-changing consequences of cauda equina syndrome

The horrors of cauda equina syndrome have been highlighted in a recent BBC website article, where its symptoms and life changing implications are explained.  Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome Cauda Read more…

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Posted on Aug 22nd, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: It’s illegal to activate home alarms without naming a keyholder

Alarms are designed to cause noise. Their purpose is to deter intruders and alert the area to possible break-ins. An astonishing 33 per cent of us assume home alarms in Read more…

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Posted on Aug 22nd, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

What can I do about failed beauty treatments?

With the ever-increasing search for perfection in the way we look, described sometimes as the ‘beauty revolution’, we are constantly recommended (and reminded) by social media to indulge in beauty Read more…

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Posted on Aug 8th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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