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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Post-Termination Grievances: to hear, or not to hear?

An issue that commonly arises in practice for many employers is how to handle grievances raised by former employees. To date, the legal obligations on an employer in these circumstances have not been clear – especially since the abolition of the Statutory Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. In particular, the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures is silent on this point. 

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Dilapidations – coffee sweetener as a measure of loss

Coffee sweetener as a measure of loss? Honestly? Well…

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What’s keeping your Nan from getting a hospital bed?

“The pension tax regime is causing growing NHS waiting lists”. That quote, or something similar, is probably a headline you’ll have seen over the past few months. The story behind the headline? HMRC’s method of calculating earnings has resulted in senior doctors incurring significant tax charges when they work additional shifts - meaning that many are now refusing to do so. 

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