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16 January 2019
As experts in drafting and advising on settlement agreements, we do come across questions which are difficult to get your head around. We have created a series of ‘Ask Partners’ where we address questions on tricky issues within settlement agreements. What is the employer's position where the employee signs the settlement agreement but fails to return the reaffirmation letter? The purpose of a two-part settlement agreement is usually to agree terms at the outset and reach a binding agreement, but to ensure that any claims arising between the first signing and the termination date are waived before the termination payment…
12 October 2018
When your employer offers you a settlement agreement, the decision whether to sign it can be quite intimidating. Signing a settlement agreement means that you waive your right to pursue a claim against your employer. Here at Partners Employment Lawyers we regularly advise clients (Employers and Employees) on settlement agreements including how much they should receive in return for waiving their right to bring a claim. Do you have to sign and how much money can you expect? There are many factors that can determine whether you have received a “good deal” or not, and this will depend on each…
12 October 2018
  UK Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) issued a new guidance for employees and employers on sexual discrimination in the workplace. The guidance sets out four different categories of sexual discrimination: direct, indirect, harassment and victimization. When thinking about sexual discrimination, we might associate it with direct discrimination, such as not getting hired or promoted or being offered poorer employment conditions because of the applicant’s sex, when in fact, there are many different, sometimes more subtle ways of discrimination in the workplace, and employers have to listen to and deal with them appropriately. Indirect discrimination is when a certain…
03 October 2018
In the case of Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, the Employment Appeal Tribunal overturned an Employment Tribunal’s decision that the dismissal of an employee was fair as he failed to provide evidence of his entitlement to work in the UK. In 2011, the employee married a EU national and obtained a time-limited right to work in the UK. This right expired on 12th August 2016. After that he had the right to apply for permanent residency, which allowed him to continue working in the UK The employee sent his manager an e-mail which he said contained…
03 October 2018
People are often surprised at the actual law regarding bank holidays in the UK. Here are some interesting things to note in this area. The UK normally has 8 bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There is no statutory right for employees to take bank holidays off work. The right to take time off on these days depends on the contract of employment and/or staff handbook. It is therefore important to ensure contracts and handbooks are drafted carefully to ensure the position…

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