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

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

Making the Redundancy Process Fair

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Making the Redundancy Process Fair

The furlough scheme comes to an end on the 31st October 2020, leaving many struggling businesses with difficult decisions to make around redundancy. It’s vital employers make the redundancy process fair for those individuals involved. In this article, our Employment Law Solicitor, Amy Sadler explains how a solicitor can help a business facing the prospect of making employees redundant. Making … Read More

Former SSG Employees Receive Compensation

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A group of former employees of SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Service Limited have now been awarded compensation for failure to inform and consult about the loss of their jobs. The company went into administration due to serious financial problems in September 2019 and around 80 staff lost their jobs. Protective Award for Former SSG Employees Morrish Solicitors represented the group … Read More

New Employment Solicitor Appointed

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New Employment Solicitor Joins Our Team in Leeds Morrish Solicitors are pleased to have appointed Amy Sadler as an Employment Solicitor and the newest member of our Employment Department. Based in our ever-growing Leeds head office, Amy joined the team from Langleys Solicitors in York.  Amy studied Law at Lancaster University, which involved a year abroad in Prague studying International Law and obtained her degree in 2014. … Read More

Government Introduces New Job Support Scheme

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New Job Support Scheme to Replace Furlough The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the new Job Support Scheme will replace the current Furlough Scheme when it comes to an end on the 31st October 2020. Starting on the 1st November 2020, the new scheme will help to protect people’s jobs during the winter months and is part of a wider … Read More

Employees Guide to Settlement Agreements

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Employees Guide to Settlement Agreements in the UK If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement by your employer, you may be wondering what’s in it for you. These agreements can be very complex so, it’s important you seek professional advice because once you sign the agreement you have to abide by the terms. The Employment Law department at Morrish Solicitors … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Redundancy

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What You Need to Know About Redundancy

If you are facing redundancy it’s extremely important you understand the process and know your employment rights. Redundancy can be a complex area of law and your employer must follow the correct procedures regardless of the circumstances. In this article, our specialist team in redundancy legal advice have produced a helpful guide with everything you need to know about redundancy. … Read More

Appointment of 3 New Trainee Solicitors

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Morrish Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new trainee solicitors, Holly Carter, Omar Ghaffoor and Jade Fairless. The training contracts will start in September 2020 and will be for 2 years, allowing the trainees to gain legal knowledge and experience across the board demonstrating the skills they’ve learnt whilst studying. Before joining the team in October 2017, … Read More

Brass employees get the compensation they deserve

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Employees of Brass Agency contacted us on the 8th December 2019 after the company went into administration and over 50 employees were left without a job. When employees have been made redundant without appropriate information or consultation, and there are 20 or more employees based at one establishment such as a workplace, they can make a claim to an Employment … Read More

COVID-19 – Temporary and Agency Employee Rights

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With the Government announcing more financial support for those unable to work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are considering what support they are eligible for. But what support can temporary/agency employees get from the government if there’s limited work due to the economic impacts of Coronavirus? And what qualifies as an employment contract? Below we answer frequently asked … Read More

COVID-19 – SSP for ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ Employees

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The Government has issued new regulations relating to statutory sick pay so that employees who have been classed as ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ by the NHS are now entitled to SSP if they are shielding. For the avoidance of doubt, this is the group of people who should have received a letter from their GP advising them to shield. Prior to … Read More

COVID-19 – Carrying over annual leave

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Carry-over of annual leave The Working Time Regulations have been amended to allow for carry-over of annual leave that has not been taken due to COVID-19. This rule only applies to the 4 weeks of statutory annual leave (or the worker’s pro-rata entitlement) that is derived from the EU Working Time Directive. It does not apply to the additional 1.6 … Read More

COVID-19 – Your employment rights – FAQs

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Self-Isolating and Sickness I have symptoms of COVID-19 and I am self-isolating – what should I be paid? If you’re self-isolating because you have symptoms of COVID-19, unless you can work from home, you will be “deemed incapable of work” for the prescribed period of isolation. If you’re not working, you will be entitled to SSP or company sick pay … Read More

Furlough leave – what are my rights?

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What is Furlough leave? On 20 March 2020, the chancellor announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Through the scheme the government commits to cover 80% of the wages of furloughed workers, up to £2,500 per month. A furloughed worker is someone who remains employed, but is not provided with work. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that employers … Read More