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Online Employment Tribunal Decisions

Online Employment Tribunal Decisions

Most employers assume that, provided the ex-employee complies with the confidentiality clause when settling a Tribunal claim, that will keep the fact of a settlement secret but that may not necessarily be the case. Read More

Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

Competition & Markets Authority’s New Cartel Campaign

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has launched a new cartel awareness campaign aiming to educate businesses about illegal practices and urging people to come forward if they suspect illegal behaviour, such as ‘price fixing’ or ‘bid rigging’. Read More

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

GDPR: Claims by Employees for Data Breaches on the Horizon?

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a major UK employer is responsible for a breach in Data protection Rules, even though it accepted that the Company had done all it could to prevent the breach, and the breach was the result of a malicious employees’ deliberate aim of damaging the Company. Read More

When is An Employee Disabled?

When is An Employee Disabled?

The Appeal tribunal has given guidance for employers when working out if a medical condition will last long-term into the future and is, therefore, a disability. In short, it says to ask whether it “could well happen”. As guidance goes, it’s not great but it’s what there is.
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Holiday Carry Over

Holiday Carry Over

Employers will be familiar that employees on long term sickness absence have the right to carry over some of their untaken holiday into the next holiday year. The ECJ has now said that there are circumstances where employees who have not been off sick and have been at work all year could also be entitled to carry over untaken holiday. Read More

Settlement agreements, Whistleblowing and the NHS (and every other employer too)

Settlement agreements, Whistleblowing and the NHS (and every other employer too)

This morning, I had the good fortune to hear an interview on the radio with the National Guardian for the NHS, Henrietta Hughes. She was there to talk about her role, which involves ensuring that NHS staff feel free to expose wrongdoing, and she is concerned that gagging orders within Settlement Agreements are destroying the confidence people have to blow the whistle if necessary. Read More

Update on National Minimum Wage and Sleep-Ins

Update on National Minimum Wage and Sleep-Ins

Are employers now off the hook for national minimum wage arrears owed to their sleep-in workers?

We have received a number of enquiries recently about the meaning of the ‘Mencap’ judgment back in July 2017 and whether this means that those businesses employing sleep-in workers can now forget about the need to pay these workers the National Minimum Wage. Read More

Sherbornes Solicitors Strengthen Team With Appointment Of Big Hitter

Sherbornes Solicitors Strengthen Team With Appointment Of Big Hitter

Sherbornes Solicitors, the Cheltenham based Business Law specialists have strengthened their team with the appointment of William Stebbings as Head of the Commercial Department and GDPR Champion.  William has over 30 years’ experience of Commercial Law having advised the boards at household name companies such as Spirax Sarco and Bulmers as in-house counsel. Read More

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