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Sep
27
2019

Thomas Cook employees are taking legal action after being made redundant by the now defunct travel agent

The former employees are claiming Thomas Cook failed to consult or inform them about their impending redundancy. Employers are obliged to consult on a collective basis if they proposing to..

Sep
27
2019

Transfer of Conditions (TOC)

Do not panic if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire and your visa vignette is contained in your passport...

Sep
27
2019

Vegetarianism not a protected belief

In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd, the Claimant alleged he was bullied by colleagues because of his vegetarianism and argued it amounted to a protected ‘belief’ under the Equality Act...

Sep
27
2019

“1 Million in the UK without employment rights” – Who is losing out?

UK unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s, yet a recent study from thinktank Resolution Foundation has suggested that out of the 32 million people working in the..

Sep
25
2019

Lights, Camera, Action: Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa

The UK has a dynamic, creative and unmatched reputation in the arts and culture sector. Applicants who consider themselves to be the very best in their field are encouraged to..

Sep
23
2019

Spouse Visa – English Language Requirement

The UK spouse visa requirements are governed by Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules. There are numerous requirements, however this blog will only focus on the English language requirement. ..

Sep
20
2019

Employment Status: California dreaming?

This week California has signed into law a new piece of legislation limiting the circumstances in which individuals can be classified as independent contractors...

Sep
20
2019

Statutory redundancy pay was not caught by the £25,000 breach of contract cap

In Uradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Claimant was made redundant and had a contractual redundancy entitlement of £43,949.04. The Trust refused to pay, claiming she had turned..

Sep
20
2019

The dangers of relying on privileged material

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd concluded that where an employer had waived privilege on advice about an employee’s dismissal, they could not cherry-pick which..

Sep
20
2019

Increase in processing times for EU Settlement Scheme applications

The Government has updated its most recent estimated times to process an EU Settlement Scheme application. The update times have increased and provide for an extended period of waiting if..



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