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 […]

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


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 […]