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Variation to employment contracts

In the current economic climate, employers need to have flexibility in their workforce. However, achieving that flexibility is sometimes complicated…

Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards Consultant

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The cost of reasonable adjustments

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled staff is arguably the foundation stone of the disability provisions under the Equality Act 2010.

Mark Landon
Mark Landon Partner

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Breakdown of relationships justifies dismissal

If an employee is dismissed as a result of a breakdown of trust and confidence, should the dismissal be for misconduct or for 'some other substantial…


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Continuing duty of care to former employees

It's long been established that an employer providing a reference owes the relevant employee a duty to take reasonable care in the preparation of the…

Mark Landon
Mark Landon Partner

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Preece v JD Wetherspoons plc

This case highlights the importance for an employer of having a robust social media policy as the use of social media sites continues to increase.

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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Stress claims - how to prevent them

You can hardly pick up a newspaper today without reading an article on somebody suffering from stress.

Roddy Macleod
Roddy Macleod Partner

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TUPE: The difficulties in disease litigation

A look at the difficulties in determining the correct defendant in occupational disease litigation where the claimant has been TUPE transferred.

Lisa Watson Principal Associate

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School academies explained: a beginner's guide to setting up academies

As the number of academies continues to grow, an increasing number of local authorities are turning to Weightmans to guide them through the start up…

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

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