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Can my employer withdraw from a flexible working agreement?

Employment Team
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There are two ways that you can ask for flexible working: A statutory request (a request made in writing which can only be made once in any 12-month period). A non-statutory request (a request made if you’re not eligible to make a statutory request,...

GDPR - Much Ado About Nothing?

Natalie Rawson
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GDPR has been effective for almost six months now and the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has prosecuted or taken other enforcement action (and imposed monetary penalties, enforcement notices, or demanded undertakings)...

Employment Team welcomes new Trainee Solicitor

Pam Kamel
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Our Employment team are delighted to welcome a new Trainee Solicitor to their team; Pam Kamel.  Pam has worked at Warner Goodman since 2015, beginning in the Residential Conveyancing team in Portsmouth before moving to the Commercial Property team as a...

More qualification success as Trainee Solicitor qualifies into Employment team

Gina McCadden
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Celebrations continue in the Southampton office of Warner Goodman as Gina McCadden has qualified into the Employment team. Gina joined the firm in September 2014 working as a Paralegal in the team.  Prior to this, she studied law at the University of...

Feeling forced to resign; what is constructive dismissal?

Chris Greep
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Chris Greep, Employment Solicitor, explains the situations where a constructive dismissal claim may be an option, the steps you can take before you resign and how to proceed in your claim if things do not improve.

Employment Law Case Update: Pimlico Plumber v Smith

Employment Team
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Mr Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers for five and a half years, until he suffered a heart attack; the contract was terminated four months later. Following this, Mr Smith brought claims to the Employment Tribunal (ET) for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal,...

Celebrations as Trainee Solicitor qualifies into Employment Law Team!

Chris Greep
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Tuesday 1st May is an important day for Chris Greep, who has been a Warner Goodman Trainee Solicitor for the last 18 months, as this is the day he becomes a Solicitor.

What are my pension rights

Emilie Gas
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According to Francis Goss, chief commercial officer at consultancy AHC, employees, especially younger workers, do not understand their pension rights and could be risking their financial stability in the future.  

Can my employer change my employment contract without my consent?

Emilie Gas
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An employment contract is a legal agreement between an employee and their employer. There are rules in place relating to changes of any of the terms of the contract. Emilie Gas, Trainee Solicitor, here explains how an employer can change an employee’s contract without their consent.

Will the New Year mean a new career?

Chris Greep
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A New Year makes us all think about resolutions; some of us join a gym to get fit, some of us may wish to volunteer more, and apparently one in three of us would like to start a new career or change jobs. 

Warner Goodman weighs in on employers' ability to monitor private messages

Chris Greep
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Employees across the country are today warned to reconsider using their employer’s communications systems and their working time to send personal messages after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that companies could monitor workers’ communications online.

Careful Consideration

Howard Robson
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The use of restrictive covenants has grown significantly in recent years as our economy and job market improves, encouraging new business start-ups and heightened competition.  The onus of proper use of restrictive covenants has tended to fall towards the employer, but employees must also be sure to act within the restrictions in their contract, otherwise they could face legal action such as an injunction or a claim for damages

EU vetoes maternity leave in surrogate cases

Howard Robson
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The European Court of Justice has ruled against claims for maternity benefits by mothers whose babies were born through surrogacy in two cases just announced, with the decisions coming weeks after the UK has agreed legislation that will put both intending surrogate and adoptive parents on the same footing as natural parents from next year.  Howard Robson, Employment Partner, reviews the two cases and the impact this has on employers and employees.

Employment Team grows with newly qualified solicitor

Emma Kemp
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The Employment Team at Hampshire based law firm, Warner Goodman LLP, has recently expanded as Emma Wyatt becomes a fully qualified solicitor after completing her 2 year training contract with the firm.

Shares for Rights... Another example of the Osborne ingenuity?

Howard Robson
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Recent proposals from the Chancellor, George Osborne, for a new type of employee-employer relationship have Howard Robson, Employment Partner, wondering what impact, if any, these could have on employees and employers around the country.

Do zero hours contracts mean zero benefits?

Chris Greep
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In the last few weeks zero hours contracts have been in the focus of the media following the publication of various statistics which demonstrated that they are far more widely used than previously thought.  In particular, statistics were released showing that workers on zero hours contracts earn, on average, £6 an hour less and that there are more than a million workers on zero hours contracts.

Down with Spanish Flu?...don't lose your holiday because of it

Howard Robson
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We all know that feeling, first day of the holiday and down with a hideous virus. Well, until recently an employee has had to pull up the duvet and hope for better luck next time a holiday comes around, unless their boss is sympathetic says Howard Robson, employment law partner at Hampshire based law firm Warner Goodman Commercial.

Tribunal Fee Structure...Reducing Costs or Claims?

Howard Robson
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As with a lot of things in today’s world, an employment tribunal claim can be commenced at the click of a button, and at no cost.  However, following Government responses to the Charging Fees in Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal consultations in July 2012, it is likely that from Summer 2013 there will be the introduction of a fee structure to the tribunal process.