Joelson’s Employment Team ranked in The Legal 500

December 12th, 2017

The team’s lawyers recognised by leading directory. The Legal 500 guide, the world’s leading independent authority on the best law firms and lawyers in the UK, has recommended Joelson’s employment team. In the directory, published earlier this month, the department was ranked for its work with senior executives with partners David Greenhalgh and Jennifer Maxwell-Harris … Continue reading “Joelson’s Employment Team ranked in The Legal 500”

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Tribunal fees scrapped, increase in claims expected

December 12th, 2017

Employees no longer required to pay tribunal fees when bringing employment claims. In July, a Supreme Court judgment held that tribunal fees were unlawful. Fees have since been scrapped and employees are no longer required to pay a tribunal fee when bringing an employment claim. The Supreme Court found that the fees were preventing some … Continue reading “Tribunal fees scrapped, increase in claims expected”

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Higher awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims

December 12th, 2017

In September, compensation bands for injury to feelings in discrimination claims were significantly increased. In what has arguably been a bumper year for employees (when taken together with the scrapping of tribunal fees), the Employment Tribunal has announced increased bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination claims. The following bands now apply to all … Continue reading “Higher awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims”

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Joelson’s Employment Team ranked again in Legal 500

December 12th, 2017

Employment team’s expertise recognised by leading directory. The Legal 500 guide, the world’s leading independent authority on the best law firms and lawyers in the UK, has recommended Joelson’s employment team. In the directory, published last month, the department was ranked for its work with employers with partners David Greenhalgh and Jennifer Maxwell-Harris both being … Continue reading “Joelson’s Employment Team ranked again in Legal 500”

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Morrisons held vicariously liable for employee’s data breach

December 12th, 2017

Court reluctantly finds supermarket liable for employee’s actions. In January 2014, details of nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees were posted on a file sharing website by former Morrisons employee, Andrew Skelton. Mr Skelton had been disgruntled about disciplinary actions against him by Morrisons and wanted to take revenge on his former employer. His role as senior … Continue reading “Morrisons held vicariously liable for employee’s data breach”

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Tribunal ruling prompts firm to commit to equal pay audit

December 12th, 2017

A female employee wins her claim for sex discrimination. An employee’s successful claim for sex discrimination is a salient reminder to employers about the importance of making sure that their policies comply with equality legislation. Amy Arnold, who is employed as a procurement specialist at UK Power Networks (UKPN), had lodged an Employment Tribunal claim … Continue reading “Tribunal ruling prompts firm to commit to equal pay audit”

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Directors’ disqualification: employing illegal immigrants

December 12th, 2017

Recent enforcement action illustrates the importance of appropriate checks. Businesses which employ workers in breach of immigration laws have again hit the news. In November this year, 20 directors from 16 different businesses were disqualified for employing illegal workers in breach of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. If a business employs workers that … Continue reading “Directors’ disqualification: employing illegal immigrants”

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Cap could lead to more Landlord and Tenant disputes

September 20th, 2017

Proposals to impose a cap on deposits paid by tenants could lead to a rise in disputes, the National Landlords Association has suggested. Earlier this year, the Government published a draft version of the Tenants’ Fee Bill, which set out proposals for a potential cap. If the plan suggested was to become law it would … Continue reading “Cap could lead to more Landlord and Tenant disputes”

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New report offers suggestions to increase construction in the capital

September 20th, 2017

The Mayor of London has faced calls to set up a new procurement framework to help alleviate the housing crisis. A new report, which has been authored by the London Assembly’s planning chief, Nicky Gavron, suggested that strategies to ensure a sufficient housing supply were inadequate. The document called on the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to … Continue reading “New report offers suggestions to increase construction in the capital”

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Trade body backs leasehold crackdown

September 20th, 2017

The Conveyancing Association has supported the Government’s plans to ban punitive leasehold deals on new-build properties. During the summer the Department for Communities and Local Government announced it would be launching an eight-week consultation over plans to crack down on the issue. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said that current practices were “unjust, unnecessary and need … Continue reading “Trade body backs leasehold crackdown”

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