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Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting you with plain-speaking legal advice, tailored to your individual situation. 

Your job might be the reason you get up in the morning or it might be the reason you can have fun at the weekends. Either way, it is important to you and when things go wrong at work, it can be stressful, exhausting and bewildering.

We are well known for providing commercial and pragmatic advice when individuals are facing difficult or stressful circumstances in their working life. Our team can help guide you through your options and provide clear and expert solutions to resolve your issue.

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    Tipping changes in the hospitality sector

    The Government announced on Friday 24th September that upcoming changes to the law will make it illegal for employers to keep tips rather than passing them on to their employees. This is expected to increase income levels for around 2 million UK workers in the...

    Changes to the Immigration Rules – September 2021

    The latest changes coming into force under the Immigration Rules were published on 10th September 2021, whilst many of the changes are minor or technical, others are aimed at increasing the scope of those eligible to work in the UK with entry and extension...

    Importance Of Dealing With Flexible Working Requests Properly

    A recent Tribunal case has once again highlighted the importance of ensuring that flexible working requests, in particular those from women who have childcare responsibilities, are handled correctly and given proper and due consideration before they are rejected. In...

    Redundancy Selection & Appeals

    In the recent case of Gwynedd Council v Barratt & others the Court of Appeal considered whether the absence of an appeal would contribute to making a redundancy dismissal unfair. Summary The Claimants in this case were teachers, employed by Gwynedd Council. The...

    Duty to consider furlough when making redundancies

    In the recent case of Mhindurwa v Lovingangels Care Limited the Employment Tribunal decided that an employee was unfairly dismissed because the employer failed to consider furloughing the employee under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as an alternative to...

    Knowledge of Disability in Disability Discrimination Claims

    The recent case of David Seccombe v Reed in Partnership Ltd in the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that a Tribunal was right to conclude that the Claimant was not disabled as he was unable to demonstrate that his mental impairment was long term and, even if he was...

    Employers Duty to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Last week, the Government published its response to the consultation carried out in 2019 which explored the law surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the existing legal protections in place, there have been many examples and publications about...

    COVID-19 returning to work guide – “Freedom Day” FAQs

    On Monday, the government confirmed that from 19 July 2021 all restrictions will be lifted and there will be a return to “normal” life. From this date, most employers will need to decide what measures to enforce within the workplace. Whether you agree with the removal...

    Unfairly dismissed for refusal to return to the UK during lockdown

    The Employment Rights Act says that an employee will be deemed automatically unfairly dismissed where the reason for their dismissal is that they took appropriate steps to protect themselves from danger, which they reasonably believe to be serious or imminent. In the...

    Imposing contractual hours and Indirect Discrimination

    Balancing childcare responsibilities and work can be a challenge and the pandemic has added complications with the closure of schools and ongoing rules around self-isolation. During the peak of Covid-19, many organisations gave parents greater flexibility to work...

    Herrington Carmichael LLP's employment team is praised by clients as 'exceptional'. Alistair McArthur leads the practice, working on a range of employment law matters, with particular emphasis on enforcing post-termination obligations and TUPE. In February 2020, Darren Smith joined the firm from Boyes Turner; Smith acts for a number of prestigious leisure and hospitality sector clients and also strengthens the teams offering in complex discrimination cases.

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