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Stephen is an associate employment law solicitor in our employment team.

Firms Face Backlash for Election Memos to Staff

Following the recent general election, it has been reported that managing directors of two separate firms threatened staff that they may lose their jobs if they did not vote Conservative. In this blog, we look at the legal risks surrounding such political messages.

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In the Wake of the Glasgow Bin Lorry Disaster: Disclosure of Disabilities vs. Employee Rights

On 22 December 2014, Scotland was shocked by the news that a bin lorry had collided with pedestrians in Queen Street, Glasgow. In the wake of the disaster it emerged that when asked about his health in medical assessment forms as part of his job application, the driver of the bin lorry failed to disclose the fact that he regularly blacked out. In addition, he also failed to disclose his condition on the Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) form required by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

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Voluntary overtime may require to be accounted for in holiday pay

On Tuesday of this week, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland issued its decision in the case of Patterson v. Castlereagh Borough Council, this being the next stop on the now epic journey which the tribunals and courts have taken in trying to determine what should and what should not be accounted for in an employee’s entitlement to holiday pay.

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Updates in Employment Law

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April is one of two dates in the year when changes to employment law tend to be made. This is a brief summary of some changes which came into force this week:

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Holiday pay update- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?

On Wednesday of last week, we had the latest development in the ongoing saga of what pay an employee is entitled to when they take annual leave.  This instalment came as a result of the Employment Tribunal in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited reconvening following on from an earlier decision taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the same case. 

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