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Employment tribunal win for woman denied flexible part-time hours

- 16 September 2021

First time mum Alice Thompson has been awarded almost £185,000 by an employment tribunal. The tribunal found that Thompson’s ex-employer, Manors Estate , had subjected her to indirect sex discrimination. Background When Thompson returned to work after maternity leave, she made a flexible working request to her employer for shorter working hours so she could…
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Breach of Contract is no Mickey Mouse matter

- 2 September 2021

Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract concerning their new film ‘Black Widow’, which features Ms Johansson in its starring role. Ms Johansson has brought the claim to the Los Angeles Superior Court. She claims that Disney deliberately breached a contract term stating that the film would have an exclusive theatrical release…
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Fired for refusing to work weekends – NHS nurse wins appeal

- 9 August 2021

An NHS nurse, Gemma Dobson, has succeeded in her appeal against an employment tribunal, which originally had decided that she was not unfairly dismissed for refusing to work weekends due to childcare commitments. The impact of this ruling means that employment tribunals will need to consider the fact that women are less likely than men…
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‘Freedom day’……..what employers must consider on return to the workplace.

- 22 July 2021

Disclaimer: This article makes reference to the 12 July 2021 announcement made by the Prime Minister that applies to England only (the devolved administrations has communicated separate plans for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) The British Prime Minister announced that ‘Freedom Day’ in England would take effect from 19 July 2021. Unsurprisingly, this decision has…
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Think and take a seat before you rush and send a Tweet!

- 18 June 2021

TV Doctor from Embarrassing Bodies in trouble:: Social media and the implications of defamation In a recent High Court ruling in Northern Ireland, Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies host Dr Christian Jessen was ordered to pay damages to the former leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, in relation to a defamatory tweet posted in December 2020….
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What is a Living Will and do you need one?

- 18 June 2021

When it comes to your medical care, all medical professionals need to consider your wishes and get your consent before they begin any treatment; however, there may be a time when you may be unable to make your wishes known, either short term, if you are unconscious or long term if you developed conditions such…
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New Regulations on Farm Pollution in Wales

- 17 June 2021

New controversial rules for the regulation of water pollution implemented by the Welsh Government have been both welcomed and rebuffed by environmental groups and farmers respectively across Wales. These regulations only relate to land located in Wales Controversial or Essential Regulations? In January of this year, the Welsh Government announced regulatory measures to address agricultural…
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A Guide to Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney

- 2 June 2021

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that enables you to appoint another person (or persons) to make important decisions on your behalf, in the event you lose the mental capacity to understand information and make decisions for yourself. The person making the Lasting Power of…
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When is the right time to write a Will?

- 2 June 2021

At Redkite Solicitors we suggest that every adult should create a Will but it is especially important to consider writing your Will in the following circumstances:- after buying your first house or investing in any kind of property after getting married or entering into a civil partnership after setting up home with a partner or…
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