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Worth the Paper It’s Written On?

Meredith Hurst Monday, October 22, 2018

If there is one employment law issue that is guaranteed to puzzle employers and employees alike, it is the status of an unsigned employment contract. I know this because I get asked the question, by both types of client, on a surprisingly regular basis. The surprising part is not that the question is asked (the position very much depends on the facts), but that businesses and individuals bypass this crucial stage in the recruitment or promotion process. Whatever the reason for that, neither...

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Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth

Meredith Hurst Thursday, August 2, 2018

Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth

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Worker Rights for Pimlico Plumber

Meredith Hurst Thursday, June 14, 2018

The highest court in the UK has handed down a significant decision on the ever-present question of worker status.

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Is Shared Parental Leave a ‘sham’ of equality?

Meredith Hurst Friday, May 18, 2018

After the decision of the EAT in Capita Customer Management v Ali & Another, should we feel pessimistic about Shared Parental Leave as a vehicle for equality?

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Getting the Right Reason for Dismissal: Sekander v Rocketmill

Meredith Hurst Monday, April 16, 2018

One of the key elements of a fair dismissal is making sure the employee is dismissed for a potentially fair reason. That reason must also be the true reason for the dismissal – choosing the ‘wrong’ reason for dismissal can lead to problems down the line, as demonstrated in Sekander v Rocketmill, a case in which the employer dismissed for gross misconduct, when the real reason was the employee’s performance.

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