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Sham Redundancies and the application of the Acas Code

The Acas code gives best practice guidance on how to deal with certain workplace issues, the most common being disciplinaries and grievances.  Many employers will have their own disciplinary and grievance policy, but it is important to remember that a failure to follow it, or, where the code does not […]

Indirect Impact of Strike-Action

As has been widely reported, last week saw the biggest rail strikes in over 30 years.  Whilst major long-distance national routes were generally unaffected, many shorter inter-city and rural routes saw a huge reduction in train frequency.  Discussions to end the strike did not appear constructive with parties walking out […]

What's the difference between Court and a Tribunal

What’s the difference between Court and a Tribunal?

If you are making an employment claim for discrimination or unfair dismissal your case will be heard at an Employment Tribunal rather than in Court. On the other hand, civil cases such as property disputes, are heard in Court. While many claims are settled before they reach this stage, if […]