Employer Held Liable For Employee’s Violent Conduct At Work

2019-06-12T15:09:59+01:00October 7th, 2016|

Employer Held Liable For Employee's Violent Conduct At Work The Supreme Court has ruled that a man violently attacked by a Morrisons employee was able to sue Morrisons for his injuries. Morrisons were deemed to be ‘vicariously liable’ for their employees actions. In a workplace context, vicarious liability means when an employer is liable for [...]

Zero Hours Contracts – No More Exclusivity

2019-06-12T15:21:41+01:00June 22nd, 2015|

Zero Hours Contracts – No More Exclusivity After months of publicity and debate, the Government’s ban on the use of exclusivity clauses within zero hours contracts has finally arrived.  As of 26 May 2015, employers can no longer prevent zero hours workers from working for another employer. As you may recall, zero hours contracts were [...]

Scrapping Zero-Hour Contracts: The Implications

2019-06-12T15:23:08+01:00April 16th, 2015|

Scrapping Zero-Hour Contracts: The Implications There has been a lot of discussion regarding the subject of so-called zero-hour contracts in recent years, and on 1st April 2015, Ed Miliband promised to ‘end the epidemic’ (of zero-hour contracts), which he claims are ‘undermining family life’, if Labour are successful in the forthcoming General Election. The implications [...]

Employment Law- Compensatory Award

2019-06-12T15:26:14+01:00March 3rd, 2014|

Employment Law- Compensatory Award The maximum compensatory award an employee may receive, in the Employment Tribunal, for unfair dismissal has increased to £86,,444 or 52 weeks gross salary whichever is the lower as of the 6 April 2019. Should you have any employment related enquiries please contact James Macdonald or Michael Latner in our employment [...]

Reasonableness of restrictive covenants in employment contracts

2019-06-12T15:27:43+01:00October 1st, 2012|

Reasonableness of restrictive covenants in employment contracts In order to be enforceable, restrictive covenants in employment contracts must protect a legitimate business interest of the employer and be reasonable in scope. In the recent case of Patsystems Holding Ltd v Neilly [2012] EWHC 2609 (QB), the High Court confirmed that reasonableness should be judged on [...]

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices

2019-06-12T15:28:50+01:00April 18th, 2012|

Flexible, Family Friendly Employment Practices There has also been lots of discussion, rumour and confusion regarding flexible working, on which the Government continues its consultation. To date, the emphasis has been on the following key proposals: Flexible Parental Leave: this proposal is subject to a ‘caveat of affordability’ and will be introduced in April 2015 [...]