get costs for employment claims

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 …

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 …

gardening leave

The End Is Nigh: Let’s Talk About Gardening Leave

Linkilaw Employment Law, Legal Advice

In today’s world, it is rare for one person to enter the workforce after school and stay with the same company until retirement. There is a natural progression through life in which people develop new skills or change interests, altering his or her career path. In this scenario and depending on your field of work, you may be subject to …

hiring employees for your startup

Legal Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Employees For Your Startup

Linkilaw Company Law, Employee Regulations, Employment Law

Staying in line with UK employment law is serious business and you must be aware of laws when hiring employees for your startup. Legal mistakes in hiring and managing staff can be costly. These mistakes can lead to lawsuits, government fines, and a dysfunctional workplace and business culture. In the worst case scenario. but one that is not unheard of, …

employment law

What’s New In Employment Law In The UK This Season?

Linkilaw Company Law

Becoming a small business owner is a long, gruelling process that requires a lot of research, self-education, and application of those lessons learned. Unfortunately, those lessons quickly become obsolete as laws change, industry trends shift, and business is done in completely new ways. As an anonymous entrepreneur once said, “Starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an …

Use Disciplinary Procedures To Minimise Risk

Linkilaw Business Structures

Disciplining employees is one of those dreaded and unfortunate aspects that you must sometimes deal with as a business owner.   However, you cannot take a haphazard approach to disciplinary procedures when employees are involved. There actually needs to be a sound legal framework behind it or you will face possible unfair dismissal claims or claims of discrimination. In this …