Where an employee is facing disciplinary allegations, it is fairly common for them to be suspended from work during the investigation and disciplinary process. Often, an employer will reserve the right to do so in contracts of employment . The usual
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that, in granting a loan to one of its employees and his spouse to buy a house, Electricité de France (EDF) was acting for purposes relating to its trade, business or profession and was therefore a ‘seller or supplier’ for the purposes of the Unfair Contract Terms Directive (UCTD).
Our Chairman, Marie Macdonald, had the pleasure this month of attending and contributing to a very special event at the University of Glasgow - 100 Voices for 100 Years: Celebrating the Centenary of Women in Law. At an exhibition event to mark the an
We are delighted to announce some new appointments at the firm. Michael Franklin and Lewis Barn joined us in January to undertake their two year traineeships during which they will have the opportunity to work in various departments across the firm.
Background In March 2019, the Government began a consultation on the possible introduction of new measures to prevent the misuse of confidentiality clauses, particularly in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. The Women and Equalitie
Gender pay gaps, itemised payslips and what to do about working rights for EU citizens – these are some of the issues looming large for employers over the coming weeks, with April ushering in many significant dates for new and amended employment legi
We all trust our doctors to have our best intentions at heart, and to make sure we get the care and treatment we need. Doctors have always taken detailed notes of each patient’s health history, medical requirements, and their own recommendatio
Physical contact in the workplace is a very high-profile topic among bosses, workers, and HR departments at the moment. On the back of two very public controversies, where men in positions of power got a little bit too ‘touchy-feely’ with thei
We have previously written about various cases on worker status arising from the ‘gig economy’. Companies including Uber , Citysprint and Pimlico Plumbers have been on the losing end of decisions where they have sought to argue that their cont
Following the death of a loved one, you may have to take steps to deal with the administration of their estate. This task is often made easier when the deceased created a will prior to their death. However, what happens when the will does not
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