Cleveland Bridge Goes Into Administration

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Cleveland Bridge Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for Cleveland Bridge and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make a Protective Award claim. … Read More

JTF Mega Discount Warehouse Enters Administration

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JTF Mega Discount Warehouse Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for JTF Mega Discount Warehouse and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make … Read More

Woodland Property Services Enters Administration

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Woodland Property Services’ Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for Woodland Property Services, and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make a Protective Award … Read More

Nexus v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Worker & Unite

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Collective Agreements Collective agreements play a crucial role in ensuring that any variation in terms covered by the agreement must first be negotiated. This places the worker in a stronger position to object to proposed changes than if they were acting as an individual only. Although not generally legally binding (unless otherwise stated within the agreement) they are usually incorporated … Read More

EU Human Rights Law

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The use of EU Human Rights law to remedy failings of domestic legislation is sometimes a last resort that can pay off. Unfortunately, in this case (Steer v Stormsure – Court of Appeal) it could not resolve what the claimant (and the Equality and Human Rights Commission who supported her) felt was a disparity in the granting of interim relief. … Read More

The Future of Flexible Work

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The Future of Flexible Work: a TUC report – A Summary The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has produced a report on the future of flexible work. Flexible working is beneficial for both workers and employers. It can allow people to balance their work and home lives, is important in promoting equality at work and can lead to improved recruitment and … Read More

How to Make a Protective Award Claim?

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How to Make a Protective Award Claim - Morrish Solicitors

Are you entitled to make a protective award claim? To achieve this award of compensation you must meet specific requirements. In this article our specialist employment solicitors explain who is eligible and how to make a protective award claim. Making a Protective Award Claim In order to make a protective award claim, you must have been involved in either of … Read More

The Government confirms plans for a Single Enforcement Body in the UK

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A new Single Body Enforcement Body, but further detail is needed. Last week The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy confirmed plans for a Single Enforcement Body (SEB) to protect worker’s rights. Business Minister Paul Scully, said “we will take action against big brands that turn a blind eye to abuses of worker’s rights”. The Government have labelled the … Read More

Mercer -v- Alternative Future Group Ltd

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EAT decision in Mercer –v- Alternative Future Group Ltd increases protection for workers taking industrial action In a much-anticipated decision, the EAT has delivered a resounding victory for the Claimant by upholding (and indeed improving upon) the ET’s finding that s.146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (which protects workers against detriment for trade union activities) includes protection for workers … Read More

Collective Agreements & CV-19 Health & Safety Issues

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Hamilton -v- Fyfe Council In Hamilton -v- Fyfe Council, the EAT looked at the effect of a clause in a Collective Agreement with the recognised trade union that was designed to ensure that the Employer did not go out and recruit new staff where there were already ‘surplus’ staff looking for work in the organisation. Ms Hamilton was a teacher who was … Read More

New Appointments Strengthen Our Team

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New Appointments Add Strength To Our Team As part of our ongoing expansion, we have new appointments in our leadership team and across the firm, strengthening our position as one of Leeds’ leading Law Firms and as a national trade union specialist firm. Instrumental in leading us through this exciting period is our Managing Partner, David Sorensen. Appointed in February … Read More

What to Do If You are at Risk of Redundancy?

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What to do if you are at risk of redundancy? Unfortunately, redundancies are a fact of life and since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a significant increase in redundancies in the UK. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK unemployment rate for December 2020 to January 2021 was 4.9%. The lockdowns and … Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace

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Mental Health Awareness week organised by the Mental Health Foundation is taking place from Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May 2021. Mental Health in the Workplace In recent years the number of people suffering from work-related mental health conditions has increased. According to figures released by Health Safety Executive (HSE) following the Labour Force Survey, 17.9 million working days were … Read More

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited

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The EAT held that a worker who had taken annual leave, but not been paid for it, was not able to carry over the right to claim payment for all of this unpaid leave on termination of employment. The principle set out in King v Sash Window, is that the WTR should be interpreted to enable workers to accumulate, from … Read More

Uber BV and others v Aslam and others

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The Supreme Court has confirmed that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ for the purpose of rights under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”), the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) and the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (“NMWA”). Uber BV and others v Aslam and others The Court stressed that the question of whether there is ‘worker’ status is one of statutory … Read More

Successful Protective Award Claim for Sash UK Ltd Employees

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South Yorkshire based supplier of windows, doors and conservatories, Sash UK Ltd was placed into administration on 22nd May 2020. Unfortunately, over 100 employees were immediately made redundant without any warning. When a company makes 20 or more employees redundant from one workplace, they have a legal duty to collectively consult the affected employees before making them redundant. If a … Read More

Sleeping in Shifts

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Night Working Hours & Sleeping In Shifts After a satisfying hard day’s graft at work and having successfully completed another torturously packed train journey home, it is always a lovely feeling to be able to share the company of loved ones during an evening. We get to have a hot shower, put on some comfy pyjamas, and enjoy some delicious … Read More

TSSA & Morrish Solicitors Secure Compensation For Thomas Cook Employees

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Thomas Cook Redundancy Payout Victory Welcomed TSSA and Leeds based Morrish Solicitors have secured an employment tribunal judgment against Thomas Cook over the travel firm’s failure to consult before making redundancies, meaning up to 1,500 former employees could claim as much as £4,200 from the Insolvency Service. Thomas Cook went into liquidation on 23 September 2019 with around 1,500 London, … Read More

Positive Review for our Employment Lawyer

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Our Senior Partner and Employment Lawyer, Paul Scholey has received a positive review from his client following a successful unfair dismissal claim. Positive Review following Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim Unfortunately, our client Richard Pilliner was unfairly dismissed by his employer of over 20 years. He was in complete shock as his employer dismissed him without providing adequate grounds for dismissal … Read More

Do You Have the Right to Appeal Against Dismissal?

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In this article, our specialist Employment Solicitors explain if you have the right to appeal against your dismissal and on what grounds you can appeal. Do You Have the Right to Appeal Dismissal? Not always, but it’s good practice and expected for an employer to grant a right to appeal against your dismissal, if you believe the reason your employer … Read More

HeartUnions Week 2021❤️

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HeartUnions Week 8th – 14th February 2021 Morrish Solicitors are proud to be supporting the HeartUnions campaign organised by the Trades Union Congress. We have decades of history providing legal services for Unions and their members so we recognise the fantastic work they do, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.   During this week Trade Unions, Associations and their members will be sharing their stories to raise awareness about why Unions are vital for working people and … Read More

Can an Employer Require Employees to be Vaccinated?

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Can an Employer Require Employees to be Vaccinated?

In this article our experienced Employment Law Solicitors explain the Health and Safety Disciplinaries at work. Health and Safety Disciplinaries Can you be disciplined for not complying with health and safety procedures at work? In the wake of the pandemic, health and safety in the workplace has become a significant focus. Employers are trying to implement social distancing and COVID-19 … Read More

Workers, EU Directives and the Gig Economy

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Workers, EU Directives and the gig economy The speed at which the gig economy has expanded and the often disputed definition of worker within this sector has led to a number of recent high-profile cases concerning the protection afforded by EU directives; either directly, in cases such as Dewhurst and Others v Revisecatch Limited t/a Ecourier and City Sprint (UK) … Read More

The Rule of Law

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Our Senior Partner, Paul Scholey shares his opinion of The Rule of Law. More than a few dark clouds have been gathering on the legal horizon over recent months. I began to practise law over 33 years ago (and 1 or 2 colleagues think I am still practicing! – the old ones are the best).  I was always proud that, … Read More

Indirect Discrimination, Justification and ‘Cost Plus’

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Indirect discrimination tends to happen where a ‘barrier’ exists, so that people with a certain protected characteristic are disadvantaged.  An example: an Employer requires everyone to work full time; women – who tend to have the lion’s share of child care responsibilities – are more likely to be disadvantaged by this. Similarly, if pay relates to years of service, that … Read More

Peacocks and Jaeger Protective Award Claims

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Leading fashion chains Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration after owner Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group failed to find a buyer for both businesses. Peacocks and Jaeger Protective Award Claims The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for the collapse of the businesses after they suffered losses during the two national lockdowns. Despite efforts to find potential buyers for the businesses, … Read More

J.Crew Protective Award Claims

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High street fashion chain, J.Crew has announced it is permanently closing all 6 of its UK stores making 80 of its employees redundant. J.Crew Protective Award Claim After facing difficult trading climates, the US Clothing Retailer has appointed liquidators to its UK business, which has a head office in London, 6 shops located across the UK and employs approximately 80 … Read More

Costs in the Employment Tribunal

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In the civil courts, the general rule is that ‘costs follow the event’ meaning that the losing party will be responsible for paying the winning party’s legal costs. The Employment Tribunal works differently however and, in most cases, each party will pay their own costs. The reason for this is to avoid individuals being discouraged from bringing their claim due … Read More

Total Glass Ltd Protective Awards Claim

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Leading supplier of windows, doors and conservatories, Total Glass Ltd has gone into administration making the majority of its employees redundant. Total Glass Ltd Protective Award Claim The Merseyside based glazing firm suffered heavy losses and faced financial problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite efforts to recapitalise the business, it ceased trading at the end of September … Read More

Protective Award Claim for Specialist Leisure Group Limited

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On 22 May 2020, the Specialist Leisure Group Limited (“SLGL”) and its subsidiaries were placed into administration. These subsidiary companies included Shearings Limited and National Holidays Limited. Over 2,000 employees lost their jobs with immediate effect.   Specialist Leisure Group Limited (“SLGL”) Protective Award Claim  When a company proposes to make 20 or more employees redundant from a workplace in a 90-day period they have a duty to collectively consult … Read More