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Can an Investigation into an employee’s potential misconduct be ‘too thorough’?

17th October, 2017

The extent to which past conduct can be taken into account by an employer when deciding to dismiss an employee has been clarified by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of NHS 24 v Pillar [2017] UKEATS/0005/16/JW. This case focused on whether an investigation into an employee’s misconduct was in effect ‘too thorough’ which contrasts... Read More »

Aaron & Partners signs up two new firms to Employment Law service

5th October, 2017

Shrewsbury firm links up with Field Studies Management and Bandera Group to provide employment law support Shrewsbury-based legal practice Aaron & Partners LLP has joined up with two of the region’s leading businesses to provide ongoing employment law advice and support. UK environmental education charity Field Studies Council and Bandera Limited – a facilities management company – both... Read More »

Law partner saddles up for gruelling charity bike challenge

5th September, 2017

Helen Watson from law firm Aaron & Partners is gearing up to take on a 400-mile bike ride across Brazil in aid of two charities A prolific fundraiser from Little Neston is preparing for her toughest challenge yet as she gets ready to take on a gruelling 400-mile bike trek across Brazil. Helen Watson, Partner and Head of... Read More »

Shrewsbury lawyer becomes football agent

14th August, 2017

Associate solicitor Ben Mason to support clubs with legal expertise during the transfer window. An employment law specialist at Shrewsbury-based practice Aaron & Partners LLP has added another string to his bow – by becoming a football agent. FA-registered associate solicitor Ben Mason will work with clubs of all sizes, to help make sure their transfer dealings and... Read More »

Employment Tribunal and Employment Tribunal Appeal Fees declared unlawful by Supreme Court

1st August, 2017

Up until the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (the Order) was brought into force, a claimant could bring and pursue proceedings in an Employment Tribunal (ET) and an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) without being required to pay a fee. ETs are a forum for claimants to pursue their employment rights and therefore, claims are... Read More »

Supreme Court ruling -the current system of Employment Tribunal fees is ‘unlawful’

26th July, 2017

The Supreme Court has held that the current system of Employment Tribunal fees, resulting in a 70% reduction in claims, is unlawful, effectively preventing access to justice.  This judgment will have a number of implications, including refunding fees paid to date.  It is expected that the Government will issue a consultation paper to propose a new fee regime.... Read More »

Confidential Information – Judge rules as “a warning to others”: Imprisonment for breach of court order

24th July, 2017

A former employee who breached an injunction has been imprisoned. By way of background, Mr Dadi was employed by the Claimant who was in the business of providing services to the aviation industry. The Claimant had brought proceedings against Mr Dadi (and others) seeking an injunction for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and/or breach of confidence... Read More »

Gig economy employers: are one hour contracts, the new zero hours?

21st July, 2017

Are there benefits to one-hour contracts compared to zero-hours contracts? And in the light of the negative press surrounding zero-hours contracts, should employers be adopting one-hour contracts or a similar model as an alternative? Susie Allen, employment solicitor at Aaron & Partners explores the issue for Employment Solicitor magazine… As a result of the uncertain economic environment and... Read More »

Blowing the Whistle: Was the Disclosure a Protected One?

6th June, 2017

Is an employer’s belief relevant when deciding whether or not an employee’s disclosure was protected? The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Beatt v Croyden Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 401 ruled that it is not. For a disclosure to be protected it must be a qualifying one. This means that the disclosure must,... Read More »

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