Everything you need to know about a trade union in 2022

trade union

What is a trade union? A trade union is an organisation that works to improve the conditions of employment. With nearly 7 million workers in the UK belonging to a trade union, it’s essential to know what a trade union is and how it can help employees from all industries. Those who belong to a […]

Are you being affected by age discrimination in the workplace?

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Five signs of age discrimination in the workplace Age discrimination is wrong, but it can cause employees to doubt themselves or leave a position in which they are thriving. No matter your age, you should be respected in your place of work by your colleagues and your employers. This month, Herries-Smith will take a look […]

Focus month: Women in business in 2022

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International women’s day 2022: Break the Bias For over a century, International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred every year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. This day also aims to create a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. IWD is celebrated on 8th March every year […]

What you need to know about your contract of employment in 2022

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What you need to know about your contract of employment in 2022 Understanding your contract of employment and terms used A contract of employment in the UK is a legally binding document between an employer and an employee, agreeing on points of the role. All employees are entitled to a contract that summarises the main […]

A 2022 guide to TUPE and your employee rights

TUPE

Facing TUPE and where to turn to as an employee If you are facing TUPE at work, it can be an incredibly stressful period to go through. Many of us don’t have a clear understanding of what it is, what it involves and just how protected our contracts are. Often, we don’t think of looking […]

Understanding your maternity rights from your employment solicitor

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Understanding your maternity rights from your employment solicitor Congratulations, you have just found out you are expecting a baby. Often the happiest time of our lives (minus the sickness and swelling tummy), it should not be clouded by maternity discrimination in the workplace. There are several rights that expectant employees are entitled to, and it […]

Know your rights as an employer you’re faced with an employee breach of confidentiality

Breach of confidentiality 

Know your rights as an employer you’re faced with an employee breach of confidentiality There is so much sensitive information in your business, and this needs protecting – not just for your businesses sake but for your clients and employees. By putting confidentiality clauses and restrictive covenants into your business, you can negate some of […]

Handling constructive dismissal effectively in the workplace

Constructive dismissal

Handling constructive dismissal effectively in the workplace Managing personnel is one of the most essential tasks that an employer has to handle. If you mismanage the dismissal of an employee or neglect to do so, you can be liable to a whole range of legal claims, including constructive dismissal. Constructive dismissal is a term that […]

Understanding your Employment Tribunal and what to expect

Employment Tribunal

Understanding your Employment Tribunal and what to expect For many of us throughout our working life, although we may face disputes between colleagues or employers, it may not reach the stage where internal processes and procedures cannot resolve them. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. When internal processes cannot resolve a dispute, it […]

Breach of contract solicitors: what to do if your employment contract is verbal?

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Breach of contract solicitors: what to do if your employment contract is verbal? In our last post, we talked about breach of contract, and how an employment contract is a legally binding contract. But did you know that even if an employer fails to give an employee a written contract of employment, a contract can […]