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Employment law firms in London

Have you suffered from discrimination in the workplace and seeking advice from suitable employment law firms in London? Look no further because Damien McCarthy are the employment law specialists that can help. With up to 20 years of valuable experience in dealing with cases of all sizes, we always provide an extremely high standard of […]

Employment law experts

Have you been discriminated at work or recently dismissed unfairly? Damian McCarthy are the employment law experts that can help. Specialising in complex cases to do with discrimination, dismissal claims, bullying and harassment claims, Damien McCarthy are the only highly experienced employment law experts that you need to help with your case. With many years […]

Potential Public Interest in Whistleblowing Case after Breach of Contract

  Public interest disclosure were introduced from 25th June 2013, under S.43B (1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, public interest disclosures had to be “in the public interest” to qualify for protection. In Parkins v Sodexho Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) ruling was reversed due to the ‘in the public interest’ test being added. […]

New FCA Reports Shows Another Drop In UK Whistleblowing Cases

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released disappointing statistics that show how the volume of employees making whisteblowing claims has dropped sharply throughout the finance industry for a second year. This result is unfortunately not a positive indication that a lower need for UK workers to address wrongdoing in the workplace now exists, but is […]

Mother Suffered Discrimination after Part-Time Return From Maternity Leave

Many mothers resume work on a part-time basis after having children and employers must be very cautious to ensure that they are not subjected to any unfair detriment. In one case, a woman won the right to substantial compensation after her return to the office was blighted by less favourable treatment. On returning from maternity […]

Use of Zero Hours Contracts May Fall After Recent Rise

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, the total volume of UK workers employed via zero hours contracts has climbed to a new height of 910,000 during 2016. This is a 14% increase over the figures recorded for 2015, with 105,000 additional workers employed this way. This rise is even more surprising […]

Courier Business Criticised For Charging Workers Over Absence

Further shocking revelations regarding the employment methods of Britain’s gig economy, has shown that self-employed UK couriers who deliver goods on behalf of the firm DPD are being made to pay a fee of £150 for each working day they miss due to illness. DPD is a renowned company that counts many of Britain’s most […]

The Trade Union Act 2016 Explained

The Trade Union Act 2016, which makes a number of changes to the way in which industrial action is organised, came into force on 1 March 2017. The Act amends the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, including Section 226 on the requirement to hold a ballot before any trade union action. Under […]

Rules May Be Rules but Blanket Policies Are Unwise

Some forms of misconduct may appear so serious that dismissal is the only option. However, one case in which a hospital radiographer was sacked for mishandling confidential patient information showed that blanket policies are rarely a good idea and that room should be left for considering each case on its own facts. The woman had […]