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Building a Talented Workforce | Employment law

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In a candidate driven market finding new talent for your workforce can feel like an uphill struggle. But many employers could be overlooking a large talent pool of employees, especially those who are women returning from maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s 2018 “Britain is Fairer?” Report found that 77 % of mothers…

New guidance on menopause welcomed by Thursfields | Employment law

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An employment law expert at Thursfields Solicitors has welcomed new guidance on menopause from workplace expert Acas. Lauren Cope, a Solicitor in the Employment team at Thursfields’ Solihull office, was commenting on the online document that can help employers and managers to support staff affected by menopause symptoms, along with tips for workers on how…

Thursfields continues to grow employment law team

Employment Law Team - Emma Monk, James Monk, Michelle O'Hara, Lauren Cope, Jade Linton, Sara Southall

Thursfields has added two new lawyers to its employment law team. Emma Monk joins as an Associate Solicitor, having trained with a City of London firm before relocating to the Midlands. Emma has extensive tribunal litigation experience and joins Thursfields’ Black Country office to work alongside James Monk. James, a Senior Associate Solicitor, is regarded by…

Getting a Good Outcome from a Grievance | Employment law

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When an employee feels compelled to use an employer’s grievance procedure, does that mean it’s the beginning of the end for the employment relationship? Not necessarily.  Although some employers do pay lip service to their grievance procedures, simply going through the motions before they look to exit the employee, some employers can see it as…

What is a settlement agreement? | Employment law

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Settlement agreements or compromise agreements, as they used to be called, are commonly used but what are they? Here’s our Top Five Tips on Settlement Agreements: 1 – Simply put, Settlement agreements are a legal contract between an employee and employer which settles claims or potential claims against the employer, usually in return for money….

Top employment lawyer from Thursfields to star at national conference

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One of Thursfields Solicitors’ top lawyers is featuring as a speaker on both days of a national conference run by a leading professional body next month. Jade Linton, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Employment team at the Solihull office, will be presenting to members of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). The CIPP’s…

Top lawyer at Thursfields solicitors takes part in positive afro hair campaign

Jade Linton Project Embrace

A national campaign that wants to change the stigma and stereotypes about how afro hairstyles are perceived in the workplace is starring one of Thursfields’ top lawyers. Jade Linton, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Employment team at Thursfields’ Solihull office, is participating in Project Embrace by proudly modelling her natural afro-textured hair in one…

Legal expert from Thursfields to deliver employment law update in Worcester

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Thursfields Solicitors is to deliver an employment law update in Worcester to the regional branch of an international accountancy association this spring. Lisa Kemp, an Associate Solicitor in the Employment department at Thursfields’ Worcester office, will be speaking on Saturday 16 March at the Hereford & Worcester branch of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)….

Thursfields’ employment expert speaking on Employment law

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at a public sector HR event in London… A Legal 500 recommended employment law expert from Thursfields Solicitors is speaking at a major event for payroll, pension and HR professionals working in the public sector, including universities in London next month. Jade Linton, an associate solicitor in Thursfields’ Employment department will be providing the employment…

Employers Warned: Holiday Pay Must Include Commission

employment lawyer Lisa Kemp

On Friday, the Court of Appeal finally handed down its decision in the long running holiday pay case of British Gas v Lock. In its unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal ruled that holiday pay should include a sum in respect of results-based commission where it forms part of a worker’s normal remuneration. Background Mr…

Sam Allardyce : Loose Talk Costs Jobs

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The media has been flooded this week with the news of the England Manager’s dismissal after only one game.  It appears that Mr Allardyce was recorded making comments to reporters from the Telegraph who were posing as businessmen.  These comments ranged from derogatory remarks about former colleagues and Prince William to ways to circumvent FA…

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