Frequently Asked Questions | Employment Law | Herries-Smith Solicitors

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Will COVID-19 affect my employment rights? Employers cannot use COVID-19 as an excuse to pay you less or make you work longer hours. Whether you are back in the office full time or still on furlough, your rights still apply. If you feel you have been treated differently due to COVID-19, speak to your employment […]

A practical guide to whistleblowing for employees

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What is whistleblowing? We have all heard the term whistleblowing whilst in the workplace. Many companies will even have a whistleblowing policy which states how a whistleblower is protected in the workplace and what to do if you need to report something. A whistleblower is a worker who has seen certain types of wrongdoing at […]

Everything you need to know about a trade union in 2022

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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 […]

National Living Wage

National Living Wage. The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 will come into force on 1 April 2017.

The Equality Act 2010 (Brexit)

The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which implements the UK’s laws against discrimination is primary legislation, so would remain in force even if the legislation incorporates EU law (the European Communities Act 1972) is repealed.