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Top 10 HR questions in February 2014

In a new regular column, we bring you the most popular frequently asked questions on XpertHR. Last month, employers were…

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Is garden leave overrated?

18 Dec 2013

Charles Wynn-Evans questions whether garden leave is all it is cracked up to be or if there are hidden pitfalls…

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The qualification for a constructive dismissal claim

14 Oct 2013

Daniel Isaac, a partner in the employment team at Withers, answers the key questions on which a claim for unfair…

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Legal Q and A: The duty of mutual trust and confidence

23 Apr 2013

Constructive dismissal claims regularly cross the desks of employment lawyers and it’s a rare claim that doesn’t allege that the…

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Council pays employee more than £500,000 following false theft allegation

12 Apr 2013

Council pays employee more than £500,000 following false theft allegation

A former council employee has been awarded a settlement of more than half…

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Legal Q&A: Constructive dismissal

19 Feb 2013

The law surrounding constructive dismissal can often create headaches for employers. It can be difficult to know what constitutes a breach…

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Case of the week: Logan v Celyn House Ltd

8 Feb 2013

Logan v Celyn House LtdFACTSMrs Logan was employed as a veterinary nurse by Celyn House Ltd from September 2008. Under…

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Legal opinion: UBS employees locked out before consultation begins

12 Nov 2012

Around 100 fixed income traders based at the London office of the Swiss bank UBS suffered the embarrassment of arriving…

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Legal opinion: Constructive dismissal – when should employers admit fault and apologise?

24 Sep 2012

Can an employer avoid a finding of constructive dismissal if it admits it is at fault and apologises to the…

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Case of the week: McBride v Falkirk Football & Athletic Club

9 Aug 2011

McBride v Falkirk Football & Athletic ClubFACTSIn December 2008, Mr May became overall manager of Falkirk Football & Athletic Club….

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Case of the week: Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors and another

18 Oct 2010

Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors and anotherFACTSMs Nixon was employed by Ross Coates Solicitors in Ipswich in a business development…

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Sharon Shoesmith given leave to appeal dismissal

2 Sep 2010

Sharon Shoesmith is free to appeal the ruling over her sacking as the head of children’s services at Haringey council…

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Case of the week: Nationwide Building Society v Benn and others

24 Aug 2010

Nationwide Building Society v Benn and othersFACTSMr Benn and 17 colleagues were employed by the Portman Building Society (PBS) until…

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Religious discrimination: What recent tribunal decisions mean for employers

17 Aug 2010

Religious discrimination employment tribunal cases have barely been out of the press during the past year, and the common theme…

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Christian council worker loses case over ‘God’ comment

11 Aug 2010

A committed Christian who was sacked from his council job after suggesting to a terminally-ill woman she “put her faith…

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