If an employee doesn't commit gross misconduct, has a clean disciplinary and had not received any prior warnings from his employer, is a dismissal likely to be unfair?
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Nadine Martin, as Associate in the Family Law team at Harper Macleod, examines the key themes and issues in the Scottish Government's consultation on part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
Leigh Beirne is part of Harper Macleod's private client team and a regular visitors to Shetland and other areas where crofting and farming issues are often to the fore. Here, she highlights the potential value of certain reliefs on Inheritance Tax liability, and how to ensure you don't allow your estate to be diminished unnecessarily.
A plumber has won a legal battle over his status as a worker that could have a significant impact for many freelance workers across the UK. With around 4.8 million contractors in UK who could potentially be affected by this decision, the possible ramifications for businesses (and the individuals working for them) are huge.
GDPR and Employment: do you know how the GDPR applies to your disciplinary and grievance procedures?
This blog is part of a series of brief guides to employers on the necessary considerations and practical action points that may need to be taken in consequence of GDPR. This article looks at how the new regulation affects disciplinary and grievance procedures, which usually involve employee personal data.