Tribunal Fees: Ministry of Justice Review on Fees

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The MOJ has carried out a review of the impact of the introduction of Tribunal fees. The review has concluded that tribunal fees are working well. The MOJ states that there is nothing to suggest that fees have or are preventing claims being pursued. Although they accept that fees may have discouraged many individuals bringing…

Redundancy: Former BHS Employees sue Administrators

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Former employees of BHS who accepted their redundancy, have commenced proceedings against the administrator of BHS, in an attempt to recover compensation, known as a protective award, for failure by BHS to inform and consul with their staff prior to making redundancies. If the Employment Tribunal finds that BHS have failed to inform and consult…

Unfair dismissal: What to do?

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The United Kingdom labour law protects employers from terminating a person’s job in any instance that may be classed as unfair. This means, you are entitled to a fair reason for being dismissed, based on capability, conduct, or something considered to be equally substantial. Our experts here at Jordan’s have experience in dealing with unfair dismissal…

Redundancy – £1.4 million claim against Phones 4U

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The company Phones 4U went into administration in September 2014. After two years of the company going into administration, an employment tribunal found that the company failed to comply with their duty to collectively inform and consult with employees regarding the closure of the business. This resulted in over 400 employees pursuing a claim for…

Pay Protection – A Reasonable Adjustment

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In the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd –v- Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to consider the question as to whether, as a reasonable adjustment an employer had to continue employing a disabled employee in a more junior position at his original (higher) rate of pay? Background An employer has a duty…

Changes in Employment Law

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It was announced at the tail end of 2016 that there were to be some changes to employment law in the United Kingdom. Here at Jordan’s we think it’s important for employers and employees to stay up to date with these changes, and be aware if any of these new developments in the law impact…

Are posthumous pardon laws about to see Oscar Wilde exonerated?

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced on Thursday that deceased gay and bisexual men convicted of sexual offences that are no longer considered to be illegal and will have them wiped from their criminal records. This is a symbolic gesture positioned by the British government, and particularly relevant due to the LGBTQ nature, which has…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Long term absence and your rights

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Being ill at work can often cause severe problems, therefore its essential that both you and your employers know the law around it. Short term absence Being ill is obviously an unavoidable feeling that we all go through in life from time to time, therefore by law you are legally allowed to self-certify your illness…