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July 2012

10 secrets to winning an unfair dismissal claim

July 31, 2012

Redmans Solicitors are specialist no win no fee unfair dismissal solicitors and represent clients in the Employment Tribunal on a regular basis. The top 10 secrets to winning an unfair dismissal claim: Educate yourself on the law relating to unfair dismissal Pick the right specialist unfair dismissal solicitor Create your witness statement early See if […]

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Setting up in competition with your employer – guidelines for employees

July 20, 2012

The recent cases of Khan & Anor v Landsker Child Care Ltd and Ranson v Customer Systems plc highlight a potentially complex yet important area of law – whether and in what circumstances employees can plan to set up a business in competition with their employer. This post will therefore address 4 areas: What restrictions are there […]

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Using Compromise Agreements to Resolve Workplace Disputes

July 16, 2012

The following is a guest employment law blog post regarding the use of compromise agreements to resolve workplace disputes. Dispute resolution is vital and any failure to engage in dispute resolution could lead to either an employer or an employee being penalised by an employment tribunal if the dispute results in litigation. There are several […]

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Necessity of filling up the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form

July 15, 2012

(US Law) I-9 is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services form that gets used by the employers for verification of the identities of existing and recently recruited employees. Thus through this form, it gets determined if the person working for your company or is going to work in your organization is eligible or not. […]

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Why is no win no fee so difficult in employment law cases ?

July 12, 2012

It is entirely understandable that many employees facing an employment dispute seek no win no fee employment law advice. After all, these situations are not exactly wanted or planned for and legal costs are objectively high. The public may well perceive no win no fee in employment law in the same way as for personal […]

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GMB Launches Compensation Claim for Blacklisted Workers

July 11, 2012

A workers union is taking legal action in order to seek compensation on behalf of workers which it claims have been unfairly blacklisted by one of the UK’s largest companies. The compensation claim could mean thousands win compensation if the union wins. The GMB has announced the accusations against the services giant, Carillion, stating that […]

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Social Media Use by Employees and UK Employment Law

July 10, 2012

The following is a guest employment blawg post regarding social media use by employees and UK employment law. Social media is changing the way we do everything, not least the way businesses are run. Social media now has a large part to play in sales, marketing, recruitment and public relations. Accordingly, UK employment law has […]

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Benefits of Hiring a Discrimination Lawyer

July 7, 2012

Do you feel that you have been discriminated against? Unfortunately, there are situations, wherein a layman can never make out whether whatever he thinks is unfair is actually just unfair or illegal. This is a complex question and only a professional, such as discrimination lawyer can answer it. Laws across the globe are very strict […]

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The fiduciary duties of directors (and when they can apply to employees)

July 6, 2012

This post was submitted by Direct 2 Lawyers, a trading name of Redmans Solicitors, offering no win no fee unfair dismissal representation. The case of Ranson v Customer Systems Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 841, handed down last week from the Court of Appeal, provides a useful reminder as to the various obligations that directors and employees […]

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The cost of a pardon in Canada

July 4, 2012

The following is a guest blog post regarding pardons under Canadian law which discusses some of the employment difficulties for pardon applicants. Since Canada’s pardon program has a success rate of 96% why did the Conservative government want to limit the number of pardons being granted? In other words, if it wasn’t broken, why did […]

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