get costs for employment claims

How Business Owners Can Get Costs For Employment Claims

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 Claims

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 Employee Regulations

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 Employee Regulations

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 to worry about when the inspector calls – in fact, you …

employment tribunal cases

Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

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 marked increase in employment tribunal cases was due to the …

reduce the risk of absenteeism in your business

Want To Reduce The Risk Of Absenteeism In Your Business?

Linkilaw Employee Regulations

Here’s a transcript of the video “Want to reduce the risk of absenteeism in your business?” Hello, Andrew Weaver here from LawyerFair. As a business owner, I can’t afford generally to be absent, but the risk of absenteeism can be an issue for businesses. We’ve put together a shortlist here of items that you might want to consider that help …

gardening leave

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

Linkilaw Employee Regulations, 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 …