employment tribunal pandemic

Employment Tribunal judges release FAQs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic

The Judges in charge of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland have today issued a joint document so that the users of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland can find answers to frequently asked questions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Employment…


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Settlement Agreements: Your Frequently Asked Questions

In the light of the recent Covid-19 Virus issues, Levi Solicitors LLP understands that staff issues are at the forefront of people’s minds. A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding contract that employers use to set out terms and conditions agreed upon…


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Covert recordings in the workplace

Employees covertly recording on a smartphone is becoming an increasingly common feature in cases which deal with workplace issues that make their way to the Employment Tribunals. It has long been clear that the act of an employee covertly recording a meeting at work may amount to misconduct…


gender equality in the workplace

Gender equality in the workplace

This week, in support of the upcoming International Women’s Day, we joined the Law Society’s Solicitor Chat on Twitter about gender equality in the workplace. If you didn’t follow the chat, here’s a summary of our answers to the questions. 1. What is the Equality Act 2010,…


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How can what you post on social media get you in trouble at work?

You may have read recently about ASDA dismissing an employee from ASDA in Bradford after he posted a link to an anti-religion video sketch by comedian Billy Connolly on his social media. This case has recently focused attention on how a social media post can get an employee into trouble with their…


Injunctions: An overview

Injunctions are Court orders that require a party to do or to refrain from doing a specific act. An injunction is a remedy and in order for the Court to grant one, you must have a valid claim against the party you are wishing to pursue. A few examples of how injunctions can be used in civil or…


Disability Discrimination

Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of FirstGroup Plc v Paulley [2017] UKSC 4. This case is widely considered to be one of the most notable judgments relating to the treatment of people with a disability in recent years. What was the case about and what was at stake?…