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

Can individuals be liable for dismissal-related damages in whistleblowing detriment claims?

can individuals be liable for dismissal-related damages in whistleblowing detriment claims?

In International Petroleum Limited v Osipov, the Employment Appeal Tribunal unusually found that an individual was liable for losses flowing from dismissal. It is more usual for the employer to Read more…

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Posted on Jan 2nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

What amounts to unfavourable treatment under section 15 of the Equality Act?

Unfavourable treatment

The answer to this question was recently considered in the Court of Appeal case of Andrew Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension & another [2017] EWCA 1008.

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Posted on Dec 19th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Avoiding employee misconduct at the office Christmas party: tips for employers

Employee misconduct at Christmas parties

The office Christmas party season is in full swing, providing the chance for employers to reward staff for their hard work with some food and often a glass or two Read more…

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Posted on Dec 12th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Can suspending an employee amount to a repudiatory breach of contract?

Suspending an employee

Suspending an employee to investigate disciplinary actions is usually thought of as a neutral act. However, this case demonstrates that it will not always be reasonable to suspend.

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Posted on Dec 5th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Cycling accidents: the legal standpoint

cycling accidents

When the clocks changed in October, we looked at what cyclists can do to make themselves more visible on the roads as we move into winter. Road Safety Week Now Read more…

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Posted on Nov 23rd, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Wasted expenditure and contract performance

In this article, we consider the recent case of The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v Atos IT Services UK Limited [2017] EWHC 2197 (TCC). This was a Read more…

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Posted on Nov 22nd, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Voluntary overtime and holiday pay

holiday pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others forms part of a long-running series of cases extending the scope of holiday Read more…

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Posted on Nov 21st, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Travel Plan Gold Award

travel plan gold award

We are delighted to announce that again we have retained the Travelwest travel plan gold award for our business travel plan, the fourth time we have received gold for this.

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Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Road safety: it’s a two-way street

Road safety is a two-way street

In this article on road safety, Dan Finlay gives his thoughts on road users’ shared social responsibilities, as well as rounding up a few news stories about duties as drivers, Read more…

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Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson