Shackleton, Wintle and Lane Limited Enters Administration

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Cheltenham-based plumbing, heating and electrical company, Shackleton, Wintle and Lane Limited (SW&L) has entered administration, making 69 employees redundant. Shackleton, Wintle and Lane Limited Protective Award Claim If you worked at Shackleton, Wintle and Lane Limited and have lost your job as a result of the administration, you could claim up to 13 weeks’ gross pay by making a Protective … Read More

Gender Pay Gap Widens and 10% of Employers Fail to Report 

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Despite growing pressure on businesses to improve on gender pay, analysis of employer’s submissions to the gender pay gap reporting service evidence 1 in 10 employers failed to submit their 2020-21 gender pay gap. This marks a 6.6% drop in the number of employers to use the reporting service.   The significant drop in the number of employers reporting their gender … Read More

80 Redundancies at NMCN Building Division

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On Monday 5th October 2021, NMCN had filed notice of its intention to appoint administrators, Grant Thornton. Unfortunately, administrators have failed to find a buyer for the firm’s building division, which means 80 employees have been made redundant with immediate effect. NMCN Protective Award Claim If you worked at nmcn building division and have lost your job as a result … Read More

Kuhnel Graphics Ltd Protective Award Claim

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Kuhnel Graphics Ltd, a family-owned printing company based in Ossett, Wakefield has entered administration after a decline in orders due to the pandemic. The firm traded for approximately 50 years before entering administration and making 25 employees redundant. Former Employees of Kuhnel Graphics Ltd Could Make a Protective Award Claim If you worked at printing company Kuhnel Graphics Ltd and … Read More

Making Flexible Working the Default

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Consultations on ‘making flexible working the default’ and carer’s leave  ‘Making flexible working the default’  This consultation contains proposals to reform the flexible working regulations 2014, which extended the right to request a flexible working arrangement to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service.  This consultation seeks to go further, and give employees the right to flexible working from day one.  The Government states there is potential to turn the current … Read More

EVCL ʺChillʺ Enters Administration  

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Chilled food delivery group, EVCL ʺChillʺ, has entered administration due to severe driver shortages and loss of customers. The firm had 1,092 full-time employees. Administrators, PwC, said 658 jobs had been transferred leaving 434 jobs at risk of redundancy.   EVCL ʺChillʺ Protective Award Claim If you worked at EVCL Chill Ltd, EVCL One Limited, EVCL Two Limited or EVCL Three Limited, and either lose your job or are transferred to another employer as a result of the administration, you … Read More

Daniel Kindell Promoted to Head of Employment Rights

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Morrish Solicitors Promotes Daniel Kindell to Head of Employment Rights  We are pleased to announce we have promoted partner, Daniel Kindell, to Head of Employment Rights. His promotion recognises Daniel’s outstanding contribution to both the firm and his clients, as well as the growing demand for Morrish’s Employment Rights services. After joining Morrish Solicitors in 2005 as a Legal Assistant and going on to complete his training contract with the … Read More

Made Redundant Without Consultation

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Made Redundant Without Consultation | Morrish Solicitors

By law an employer must consult employees before making any redundancies. Even if you’re not at risk of redundancy yourself, your employer must still consult you. Failure to consult employees before making redundancies could mean employees can take their employer to an employment tribunal. In this article, our specialist Employment Solicitors explain what to do if you’ve been made redundant … Read More

Dawsons Music & Sound Protective Award Claim

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One of the oldest music retailers in the UK, Dawsons Music and Sound re-enters administration, making 48 employees redundant. Former Employees of Dawsons Music and Sound Could Claim Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked at retailer Dawsons Music and Sound and have lost your job because the company entered administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay … Read More

Sprintdeliver Enters Administration

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Derbyshire haulage company, Sprintdeliver has entered administration making 35 employees redundant, after struggling to find HGV drivers as a result of the Covid pandemic. Former Employees of Sprintdeliver Could Make a Protective Award Claim If you worked at haulage company Sprintdeliver and have lost your job because the company has gone into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ … Read More

Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

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Racial Discrimination in the Workplace | Morrish Solicitors

Racial discrimination is when an individual is treated unfairly because of their race, or because of the race of another individual for example, their partner. ‘Race’ refers to an individual’s colour, nationality, citizenship, and ethnic/national origins. According to figures released from the Ministry of Justice and employment tribunals, race discrimination claims in the workplace increased by 4% in the past … Read More

Morrish Solicitors Makes Multiple Appointments as Demand Drives Growth

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We are pleased to announce we have appointed a new Head of Property, Mark Laird, to our leadership team. The appointment recognises the firm’s growing demand and strengthens our position as one of Leeds’ leading independent law firms. Mark brings with him many years of experience working in property law. He qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007 and … Read More

Long Covid

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Long Covid - Morrish Solicitors

What is long covid? People who have contracted Covid-19 generally fully recover within days or weeks.  However, some people suffer with symptoms for weeks and months after the initial infection.  This is called post Covid-19 syndrome or “long covid”. There are a broad range of symptoms, but the main ones are: Fatigue Difficulty concentrating/brain fog Muscle pain Shortness of breath … Read More

Menopause in the Workplace

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Menopause in the workplace - Morrish Solicitors

What is the menopause? The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. The menopause can also impact trans and non-binary people who may not identify as female. Menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age and the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51 in the … Read More

AM Griffiths (AMG) Protective Award Claim

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A Wolverhampton construction firm, AM Griffiths (also known as AMG) has ceased trading, after calling administrators in. Former Employees of AM Griffiths Could Make a Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked at construction firm AM Griffiths and have lost your job because the company has gone into administration, you could claim up to 90 … Read More

Garrandale Manufacturer Calls in Administrators

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Former Employees of Garrandale Could Make a Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked at Derby manufacturing firm, Garrandale and have lost your job because the company has gone 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

Successful Protective Award Claim for Bardsley Construction Employees

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Morrish Solicitors win 90-day protective award for ex-Bardsley Construction Staff After a lengthy legal battle, over 80 employees made redundant from Manchester-based Bardsley Construction when the business collapsed in December 2019 have now won their Employment Tribunal claims for a protective award. Bardsley had been suffering financial difficulties, losing revenue of approximately £3.2 million over 2018. In early 2019, it … Read More

Health is Everyone’s Business Consultation

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Government’s Response to Health is Everyone’s Business Consultation In 2019 there was a consultation on measures to reduce ill-health related job losses. Amongst other things, it explored ways to increase and retain the employment of disabled people, and to generally increase support for anyone in employment suffering with ill-health. This included some key reforms to the current Statutory Sick Pay … Read More

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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The Government has responded to the consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace that ran from 11 July to 2 October 2019. The consultation focuses on placing a duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Although sexual harassment is unlawful in any event, the consultation looks at promoting a proactive approach to prevention. The main considerations were: … Read More

What Should be Included in a Settlement Agreement?

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What Should be Included in a Settlement Agreement | Morrish Solicitors

If you are having issues at work, you or your employer can request for a settlement agreement to try to find a resolution to the issues you have been facing. In this article, we explain what should be included in a settlement agreement. Settlement Agreements A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract between you and your employer. It usually … Read More

Cleveland Bridge Goes Into Administration

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Darlington-based engineering company, Cleveland Bridge has entered administration making employees redundant. If you’ve been made redundant from Cleveland Bridge, you could be entitled to make a Protective Award Claim. 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 … 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