Employment Law

George Green Trainee Qualifies as Solicitor

George Green is pleased to announce that Jade Langford has completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor. Jade has taken up a role in the Firm’s Cradley Heath office within the Corporate Services department working alongside Corporate...

George Green Team Complete Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge

A team from George Green LLP has taken part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge raising money for the law firm’s charity of the year, Leapgate. On Saturday 15 th June, a team from George Green LLP took on the challenge starting at 6am...

Employment Law Newsletter July 2019

Welcome The holiday season is upon us and the next instalment of the Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust saga has arrived from the Court of Appeal. The case involves voluntary overtime and whether it should be included when calculating holiday...

Employment Law Newsletter June 2019

Welcome A disability is a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to do day to day things. The Equality Act 2010 specifically excludes from the definition any visual impairment which...

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Why businesses MUST be live to modern slavery in their workplace and supply chain. In my experience, when you mention ‘modern slavery’ most businesses say that it’s not relevant to them because they would never ‘employ’...

Employment Law Newsletter April 2019

Welcome Discrimination arising from disability is where an employer treats an employee less favourably because of 'something' which results from their disability, and which can't be justified. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently...

Employment Law - March 2019

Welcome TUPE has been in the news again this month. If the sole or principal reason for a dismissal is a TUPE transfer, the dismissal will be automatically unfair unless there is an economic, technical or organisational (ETO) reason for it...

Employment Law - February 2019

Welcome 2018 was the year of the 'worker status' cases, and 2019 looks to be following suit. The first employee status case of the year involves carers instead of drivers or couriers. In Chatfeild-Roberts v Philips and Universal Aunts ,...

Employment Law - November 2018

Is an employer responsible for the actions of an employee who has 'gone rogue' and deliberately posted sensitive employee data online? Yes, the Court of Appeal has said in Morrisons v Various Claimants . Mr Skelton was an internal...

Employment Law - September 2018

The holiday season might be ending, but holiday pay remains a hot topic. In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust , the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay. Employees should be...

Employment Law - August 2018

Protecting Your Reputation   We thought we'd do something a little different over the summer.  Rather than a summary of the law affecting SMEs and staff, this is a focus on protecting an employer's...

Employment Law - October 2018

When is notice not notice? When it is ambiguous, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in East Kent Hospitals v Levy. The employee worked in the records department. She had a poor sickness absence record. She applied for a role in the...

Employment Law - July 2018

There has been a lot of publicity lately about the employment status of individuals working in the gig economy. Employees and workers have more rights than the genuinely self-employed, so individuals are pushing for this status. Recently, the...

Employment Law-June 2018

The law on constructive dismissal has been under the spotlight this month. Sometimes, employees claim constructive dismissal because of a 'last straw' which pushes them over the edge. The courts have recently considered whether a fair...

Employment Law - May 2018

With the gender pay gap reports now published, we know that there is a significant gender pay gap in the UK with men at many companies being paid on average more than women. It does not necessarily mean that those businesses have an equal pay...

Employment Law - April 2018

The role of Human Resources in disciplinary proceedings continues to be a hot topic. Managers conducting a disciplinary investigation or hearing may need advice from HR. However, HR should confine their advice to technical matters such as the law...

Employment Law - March 2018

You may remember the press coverage of the investigation into the former children’s charity Keeping Kids Company and its eventual liquidation in the summer of 2015. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has now ruled that the charity breached...

Employment Law - February 2018

As an employer you must be careful not to discriminate against someone because they have a disability. However, what about someone who has a medical condition which isn’t severe enough to amount to a disability under the law? Well...

Employment Law - January 2018

Worker status and rights are rarely out of the press at the moment. The recent EU holiday pay case of  King v Sash Window Workshop adds another dimension and could have massive implications if you hire individuals on a...

Employment Law - December 2017

In this month’s edition of our employment law bulletin, we focus on maternity leave.  What follows is a brief guide to some of the main points to take into account before, during, and after an employee’s maternity leave. The lead-up to...
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