Employment


Tribunal rejects law firm’s second challenge to age discrimination ruling

14 January 2021

An judge has refused a second application from a law firm to reconsider his decision to award a property solicitor damages of £13,200 for age discrimination when he applied for a job with it.


Tribunal finds law firm unfairly dismissed paralegal

11 January 2021

A law firm dismissed a paralegal because he was close to his supervisor, with whom it was in dispute, rather than due to the allegations levied against him, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Solicitor “fobbed off” staff who wanted employment contracts

5 January 2021

A solicitor who “fobbed off” three members of staff who repeatedly requested employment contracts has been ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for constructive dismissal.


Union attacks Law Society over redundancy plan

13 November 2020

The country’s largest trade union has criticised the Law Society for planning redundancies instead of furloughing staff, as well as slashing its presence outside of London.


Leading firm signs up to solicitor’s ‘Fair Redundancy Pledge’

10 November 2020

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has become the first major business to sign up to a ‘Fair Redundancy Pledge’ to be transparent on their redundancy programmes for this year and beyond.


Solicitor sells employment law business for £61m

30 October 2020

A solicitor who left private practice to set up an employment law, HR and health & safety business 16 years ago sold it yesterday for £59m to a new big player in the employment law world.


City solicitor fails in claim for pay reduced during Covid

20 October 2020

A City solicitor who agreed to lower wages during lockdown has failed in his claim for full pay for his last month after handing in his notice.


City firm launches multi-disciplinary harassment service

18 September 2020

A City law firm has teamed up with clinical psychotherapists and public relations experts to launch a multi-disciplinary service to advise on sexual misconduct and harassment cases.


Wills firm justified in sacking employee who left client sweary message

4 September 2020

A will-writing business was entitled to fire a member of staff who accidentally left a message on a potential client’s voicemail about getting drunk and littered with swear words, a tribunal has ruled.


CPS solicitor “was not too ill” to bring tribunal claim in time

2 September 2020

A former Crown Prosecution Service solicitor was unwell with stress but not so ill that she could not bring an unfair dismissal claim in time, an employment tribunal has ruled.

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