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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Are You Telling the Truth?

Most solicitors don’t ask this question very often. If we do, the reply may be unreliable! As litigators, our job is to advise clients of the merits of their case. This involves an assessment of their veracity: what impression will … Continue reading

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Does discrimination legislation cover the voluntary worker ?

On 12 December 2012 the Supreme Court, in the case of X v Mid Sussex CAB, ruled that laws to protect workers from discrimination do not cover volunteers unless they have a contract or are undergoing vocational training. X was … Continue reading

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Limits on employment tribunal awards to increase from 1 February 2013.

Employment Tribunal compensation limits will increase on 1 February 2013 under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012. The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £72,300 to £74,200. The maximum amount of a week’s pay, used … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Accounts and non solicitation

LinkedIn currently have more than 175 million registered users worldwide.  Many employees use their LinkedIn accounts for simple, straight forward and low cost marketing purposes. Some of these employees (especially the ones in the more senior roles) will have non-solicitation … Continue reading

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Christian Employee entitled to express his views about Gay marriage on Facebook.

The High Court has held in Smith v Trafford Housing Trust (2012) EWHC 3221 that a Christian employee was entitled to express his views about gay marriage on Facebook and that doing so did not constitute misconduct. The court further … Continue reading

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