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February 2018 Edition  
 

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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This bulletin will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

 Spike in Tribunal claims following Supreme Court ruling


 

The number of Employment Tribunal claims rose dramatically in the months immediately following the end of a controversial fees system.

In July last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the fees which had been imposed by the Government several years earlier were, in actual fact, unlawful resulting in an immediate end to the charges.

 
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  Firms fined over asbestos failings


 

Two Yorkshire-based businesses were fined last month, after putting both their workers and members of the public at risk of asbestos exposure.

Leeds Crown Court heard that the now-liquidated Hallmark Design and Shopfitting began refurbishment works for Berry’s jewellery outlet in August 2014.

 
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  Gig economy business accused of “blacklisting” worker


 

A leading courier firm has faced allegations that it “blacklisted” a man who had previously pursued a successful Tribunal claim against a rival business.

Andrew Boxer had won a legal battle against Excel, having argued he should be entitled to both the minimum wage and holiday pay.

 
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  Paternity pay case could have significant repercussions


 

A case which could have major implications for paternity leave is set to be heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Madasar Ali is pursuing a case against outsourcing firm Capita after he approached his employer seeking an extended period of paternity leave.

 
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  Hethertons launches useful online quiz to help business prepare for GDPR


 

With new data protection rules set to come into force in May, Hethertons is helping local businesses prepare with an interactive online quiz.

The General Protection Data Rules (GDPR) will require businesses to alter the way they obtain, store and use personal information that belongs to their customers, suppliers and employees.

 
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