My job’s gone but my boss won’t pay me off

My job’s gone but my boss won’t pay me off

Duncan McFadzean, director of ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan and a member of United Employment Lawyers, raises the thorny case of what an employee can do when their employer won’t make them redundant. Most employees do not really want to lose their jobs. But what if your role at work is changed beyond all recognition or even disappears? […]

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A fine time to build a flexible workplace

A fine time to build a flexible workplace

Adelle Morris, (pictured, left) an employment lawyer with Grigor & Young in Elgin, hails the extension of flexible working as a benefit for all – provided the guidelines for employee and employers are clear. The right to request flexible working is crucial to many carers who look after young children, disabled people and adults in […]

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Protect your team at work to stop silly own goals

Protect your team at work to stop silly own goals

Inverness lawyer Ewan Stafford, a solicitor with Macleod & MacCallum, and a UEL member, says the Richard Scudamore affair highlights the importance of having a workable digital policy in place. The press has been awash with allegations that Richard Scudamore, the chief executive of the English Premier League, sent private emails to friends which were […]

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1,800 fee waiver claims rejected for employment tribunal system

1,800 fee waiver claims rejected for employment tribunal system

A United Employment Lawyers news briefing looks at the latest UK statistics of waiver claims. Around 1,800 claims against employment tribunal charges have been rejected, according to statistics revealed by the Minister for Courts and Legal Aid in the House of Commons this week. From 29 July to 31 December 2013,  2,500 paper applications were […]

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An early bird finds her form with new Acas process

An early bird finds her form with new Acas process

Briony Cruden, of Bannerman Burke (pictured here at the firm’s employment law seminar held recently in Melrose) and a member of the United Employment Lawyers network, gives a first-hand account of Acas’ Early Conciliation Service Last week I had my first encounter with Acas’ Early Conciliation Service. I am a confessed over-thinker and the mere […]

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A Premier agreement that eases the pain for sacked football managers – and for everyone else too

A Premier agreement that eases the pain for sacked football managers – and for everyone else too

The rapid departure of Manchester United’s coach David Moyes highlights the benefit of a settlement agreement, explains Ewan Stafford, an employment law expert with Macleod & MacCallum, in Inverness, and part of the United Employment Lawyers’ network. There is nothing subtle about being a sacked Premier League manager in the frantic media spotlight. Scotsman David […]

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A new age for the older employee

A new age for the older employee

With many more people wanting to work beyond the retirement age, there are clear channels to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Adelle Morris, of Grigor & Young and Moray Employment Law in Elgin (pictured), examines the options. We are all working longer in life. More people are concerned about their pension provision  – or a […]

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