The recent #MeToo movement has exposed an ever-deepening headline of sexual harassment in the work place, spanning across all industries. Google announced recently it has sacked 48 people, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims in the past two years.
Whether a company is in the private or public sector, whistle-blowers are actively encouraged to speak out and expose organisations if they are acting in a way that is deemed either illegal or unethical.
The Government have posted a “Written Statement to Parliament”, announcing a change to the Probate Fee System from a simple fee of £155 (with solicitors), or £215 (without solicitors), to a banded system. This system was proposed last year, and a petition opposing it amassed 38,425 signatures, before being closed due to the upcoming general election. It seems this change has now been approved
Senior Banker whose job was marginalised whilst on Maternity leave wins tribunal.
A senior banker at Commerzbank’s London markets has won a case that claimed sex discrimination, maternity discrimination and harassment at London Central Employment Tribunal.
We should all be aware what a letter of resignation is but are you aware of whether it is required or not? A letter of resignation is when an employee decides to terminate their contract of employment with their employer. There are no legal requirements setting out what a letter of resignation must or must not include, or if one is required to end employment but it is strongly advised that it is clear and unambiguous.
The loss of a child is one of the remaining taboos between friends, family and certainly in the workplace. Early miscarriage often passes completely unbeknown to all but the closest of friends. Later miscarriage, although physically noticeable, will go unspoken. However, the pain that the parents suffer during this time is rarely acknowledged by those around them.
Lawson-West Solicitors are thrilled to be involved with the Leicester Business Festival 2018, the region’s largest business event. The Leicester Business Festival is an annual, two-week festival incorporating hundreds of free business events staged by local organisations within the local vicinity.
You may have heard the terms “Will” and “Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)”, or “Executor” and “Attorney” be used interchangeably, but they are actually very different things. It is important to distinguish between them, as they are both significant documents that provide for your wishes at different stages of your life.
Separating isn’t a decision that is taken lightly. Whether it was your decision or your partner’s you’re still likely to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Married or not the consequences can be equally difficult.
The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on Friday 29th March 2019 and negotiations about the future relations between the UK and the EU are currently underway. Trade, travel and security are the main items on the agenda and it is hoped that an agreement on how these areas will be managed post-Brexit will soon be reached.
Mental Health problems can affect anyone at any time. Our mental health is equally as important as our physical health, but why do we find it so easy to neglect? Until recently the social stigma associated with mental health meant it was an issue that nobody would speak of. Fortunately, this has reduced, and momentum has gained surrounding the need to raise awareness of mental health problems, particularly in the workplace.
Have you ever thought about the different words used to describe death? I have heard lots of expressions used, from “passed away” and “lost” all the way to “kicked the bucket” and “popped their clogs”. People often use these phrases to avoid saying the word “death” in the hope it will make the idea more palatable, or easier to comprehend.
It is with excitement and delight that Lawson-West Solicitors, Market Harborough & Brown & Company Solicitors announce their joining together to form Lawson-West Solicitors incorporating Brown & Company.
Negotiating contracts is routine practice for any business, it is important that they are documented correctly and cover the key issues you require them to, to avoid any future complications or disputes. This article addresses all types of contracts and provides an overview on the key aspects to think about when negotiating any kind of contract.
The Government has announced plans to reform divorce laws, something that hasn’t been updated in 50 years despite colossal changes in modern society. In the past 50 years there has been a sharp rise in the number of marriages ending in divorce and the process is often unpleasant for those involved. Considered ‘archaic’ the reform is being welcomed by many.