Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered whether a railway signalman had been given adequate compensatory rest when he was permitted to take a series Read more…

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Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Compensation for protected disclosure in LLPs

Compensation for protected disclosure in Limited Liability Partnerships

In Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal looked at the compensation that could be awarded for making a protected disclosure (also known as ‘whistleblowing’). In July 2014, Read more…

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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Perceived discrimination at work

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that it is direct disability discrimination to treat someone less favourably on the basis of an Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Statutory Bereavement Awards: inadequate solution to difficult situations

Statutory Bereavement Awards

Matthew Tebbutt, solicitor in Lyons Davidson’s Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues around Statutory Beareavement Awards. Losing a loved one is probably the most difficult experience that many of Read more…

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Posted on Feb 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

The limitation of liability clause and contractual interpretation: case update

Limitiation of liability and contractual interpretations

In this article, we revisit the case of The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v ATOS IT Services UK Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 2196, following the appeal of Read more…

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Posted on Feb 14th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Can an employee subject to discriminatory treatment by their employer refuse to work?

discriminatory treatment

‘No’ says the Appeal Court in the case of Rochford v WNS Global Services UK Limited and others. Why? Because two wrongs do not make a right. Discriminatory treatment The Read more…

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Posted on Feb 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

The rising costs of clinical negligence claims

Josie Baker, trainee solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues involved in the rising costs of clinical negligence claims.

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Automatic unfair dismissal and protected disclosures

Automatic unfair dismissal and protected disclosures

Can a dismissal be automatically unfair for a protected disclosure, even when the dismissing officer did not have the disclosure in mind but was misled by a manager who was Read more…

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Posted on Jan 30th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Complications arising from transvaginal mesh implants

complications from transvaginal mesh implants

Many women are now suffering from complications caused by transvaginal mesh implants. Matthew Tebbutt, solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues.

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Posted on Jan 25th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Checking employees’ right to work in the UK

right to work in UK

With penalties for employing illegal workers including fines of up to £20,000, employers usually take a cautious approach to ensuring their employees have the right to work. This article considers Read more…

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Posted on Jan 16th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson