employment tribunals

Employment Tribunals: Does My Business Need Representation And Can We Ever Claim For Costs?

Linkilaw Employment Law

Even The Best Working Relationships Can Break Down And Sometimes End In Acrimonious Divorce: What You Need To Know About Employment Tribunals In The UK. Today employees know more about their rights than ever before and quite right too but the advent of the internet, social media, press coverage and specialist help forums provides them with a glut of information, …

how does vicarious liability affect employers?

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers?

Linkilaw Employment Law

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers? Vicarious liability – it can be a major bane for many employers. Sadly, many employers don’t even realise that this is something that can affect them. So what is vicarious liability? It is when an employer is held liable for the actions of an employee or in some cases, third parties like customers or …

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How Business Owners Can Get Costs For Employment Claims

Linkilaw Employment Law

Historically, one of the most frustrating aspects for employers in employment tribunal proceedings was that employment claims could bring spurious claims, without running the risk of paying the other sides legal fees if they lost. The Smith v Pertemps case put an end to that in 2011 when Mr Watts, the chairman of a recruitment company, was awarded record costs …

professional negligence claims

Protect Yourself From Professional Negligence?

Linkilaw Company Law, Employment Law

When you contact a professional advisor, you expect them to approach your business affairs with care and skill. Even professionals make mistakes – and sometimes these can adversely impact your business with disastrous results. Only last week we learnt that BP will pay $18.7 billion for its gross negligence which resulted in the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. Clients expect high …

constructive dismissal claims

Protect Your Business Against Constructive Dismissal Claims

Linkilaw Company Law, Employment Law

Constructive dismissal claims takes place when an employee is forced to leave the job as a result of their employer’s conduct. The employee must prove that the employer committed a serious breach of contract and that they felt forced to leave because of that breach and that they have not done anything to indicate that they have accepted this breach …

what happens if my business is subject to a hse investigation

An Inspector Calls: What Happens If My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation?

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Employment Law

My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation: What Happens Next? HSE inspectors have the right to enter any facility without prior notice so, if an HSE inspector comes knocking, best not to try and put him off as this is likely to send out all the wrong signals. If you’re following HSE regulations and standards, there should be nothing …

employment tribunal cases

Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases?

Linkilaw Employment Law

Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases? After a noticeable slump in employment tribunal cases, the number of new single claims has increased by 16% in 6 months (rising from 3,790 in Q1 to 4,390 in Q3 2014/15) and multiple claims increased by 75%  (from 10,840 to 18,940) over a 12 month period. Some say that this …

shared parental leave

5 Tips For Employers On Shared Parental Leave

Linkilaw Employment Law

    Shared Parental Leave (SPL) From this month expectant parents will be able to shared parental leave for the first time. We have put together a handful of tips for businesses handling requests over the coming months: Implement a clear Shared Parental Leave (SPL) policy and notify all staff that it has been put in place. Ensure all managers/team …