Discrimination in the workplace: What should I do if I am discriminated against?

What should I do if I am discriminated against? Discrimination isn’t limited to day-to-day interactions, in fact, it is said that at least 36% of UK adults claim to experience discrimination at work. However, legislative measures have been put in place to avoid workplace discrimination in an effort to move towards a more fair and …

How does the new health and social care tax affect your pay?

How does the new health and social care tax affect your pay? For those affected, it will not have gone unnoticed that an extra tax was added to employees’ payslips as of April 2022.  This was a result of the new Health and Social Care levy which lead to an increase of 1.25% in tax …

An employer’s guide to right to work checks in the UK

What is a right to work check? Under UK law, all prospective employees need to prove that they have a right to work in the country, this means providing some sort of documentation. Employers will need to check that the worker is who they say they are and that they have the correct documentation to …

Can employers prevent staff from holidaying abroad to prevent quarantine chaos?

Speak to a Solicitor SHARE Written by Rebecca Anderson As the government continues to ease restrictions, holidaying abroad has become a possibility once again. However, the traffic light system can change in the blink of an eye and trigger a 10-day quarantine for anyone returning from amber list countries. In light of this, many employers …

Returning to the workplace – new guidance and key employer considerations

Speak to a Solicitor SHARE Written by Lauren Hymos Whilst the end of the pandemic seems to be on the horizon, returning to the workplace is beginning again. The attitude to the workplace has shifted since Covid-19 began, with people wanting a more hybrid work balance and those who are eager for routine and the …

What Is A Settlement Agreement?

Speak to a Solicitor Facebook-f Instagram Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube By Carlin Peton A settlement agreement brings the relationship between employer and employee to a formal end. It records in detail any settlement that you have reached with your former employer. If you sign a settlement agreement you waive your right to bring legal action against …

Everything you Need to Know about Furlough

Speak to a Solicitor Facebook-f Instagram Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube By Carlin Peton Everything you Need to Know About Furlough as 9 Million People Join Scheme A vast amount of employers from retail and hospitality to football clubs have put their employees on furlough – but what does furlough mean and how can this be used …

Mothercare Consultations

Speak to a Solicitor Facebook-f Instagram Twitter Linkedin-in Youtube By Carlin Peton After previously closing down a few stores, earlier this week high street retailer Mothercare announced they were going into administration. According to the BBC 2500 jobs are now on the line as mothercare was unable to find a buyer for their operation. After 58 …