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Employment

Are restrictive covenants in contracts of employment enforceable?

Friday, 19 September 2014 | posted in Employment

Restrictive covenants which restrict an employee's activities after their employment has ended can in some circumstances by void for being in restraint of trade and contrary to public policy.

What is the Acas early conciliation procedure?

Friday, 25 April 2014 | posted in Employment

The Acas early conciliation procedure became available on 6 April 2014 and must be followed by claimants who present claims in the majority of Employment Tribunal proceedings on or after 6 May 2014.

Are Volunteers Covered by Discrimination Law?

Monday, 01 July 2013 | posted in Employment

In a recent case the Supreme Court decided that an unpaid volunteer working for the Citizens Advice Bureau was not covered by discrimination law and therefore could not proceed with her discrimination claim.

What protection does the law give to “whistle blowers”?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | posted in Employment

David Coward at Sampson Coward in Salisbury says the law protects workers who make protected disclosures. A protected disclosure must, in the reasonable belief of the worker, show that a criminal offence...

When is an employee entitled to Statutory Sick Pay and how much are they entitled to?

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 | posted in Employment

Employees, no matter what their length of service, who earn on average more than the Lower Earnings Limit are entitled to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they are absent from work due to illness.

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