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August 2019

If someone is employed illegally, will they have any rights under the employment contract or any protection under employment law?

August 2019

The government is seeking public feedback on a number of work-related topics which may interest you

July 2019

Court of Appeal confirms perceived disability discrimination claims are permissible under the Equality Act 2010

July 2019

Making a covert recording could be gross misconduct in some circumstances but the recording may be admissible in the employment tribunal

July 2019

Employers need to have a clear non-discriminatory reason for action when dealing with religious expression

July 2019

Employer could not reasonably be expected to know about a disability as employee was unlikely to engage with medical enquiries

June 2019

Inducements to forgo collective bargaining: the risk of penal awards decreases after Court of Appeal decision.

June 2019

Double vision correctable by wearing a contact lens in one eye did not qualify as a disability.

June 2019

No discrimination where special treatment is afforded to women in connection with pregnancy or childbirth

June 2019

What do you need to know about employing children?

June 2019

Key aspects to bear in mind when offering volunteering and work experience

May 2019

EAT decision confirms that the key question is 'what effect does the discrimination have on the individual?'

May 2019

A recent case highlights the difficulties employers face when new evidence comes to light at appeal

May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

May 2019

An agreed exit for school staff via a settlement agreement may be trickier than you think…

May 2019

Cheshire Police were found to have directly discriminated against a white heterosexual male candidate

May 2019

Case law has considered the actions of an over-exuberant attendee to an office party in what continues to be a fact-specific area of law

April 2019

Probationary periods are a common feature of employment – but what exactly are the implications of one?

April 2019

A disabled employee should have been offered a dedicated parking space as a reasonable adjustment in line with the employer's own policy

April 2019

Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.

March 2019

Did the treatment of a gay head teacher amount to constructive dismissal and sexual orientation discrimination?

March 2019

Should an employer wait for criminal proceedings to conclude before undertaking an internal disciplinary process?

March 2019

Employers who refuse rest breaks may be liable for personal injury caused by the lack of breaks

March 2019

Court of Appeal: employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend pending investigation of allegations of unreasonable force against children

March 2019

Court of Appeal: TUPE transfer was principal reason for dismissal in the context of claimant's poor relationship with director of the transferee

February 2019

EAT: teacher's dismissal could not be discriminatory on the basis of the employer's religion or belief but was discriminatory on the ground of sex

February 2019

Late teacher's estate awarded damages for school's failure to inform the TPS that she had exhausted sick pay and was not in pensionable service

February 2019

The Government Equalities Office publishes new guidance as 2019's gender pay gap reporting deadline approaches

February 2019

Supreme Court upholds decision that the rules on disclosing multiple spent convictions in an enhanced DBS check are disproportionate and incompatible

January 2019

The EAT has upheld the decision of an employment tribunal that a live-in carer was an employee of the client even though she contributed to tax & NI.

January 2019

Academy should have known teacher with reactive depression and PTSD was disabled and made reasonable adjustments

January 2019

Two changes to the right to work check rules, intended to simplify the checking process, come into force on 28 January.

January 2019

A look ahead to some of the key changes impacting on employers planned for 2019/20

January 2019

In December, EHRC published a report on the first round of gender pay gap reporting, focusing on explanatory narratives and action plans.

November 2018

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

November 2018

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.

November 2018

Employment tribunal was right to take a "realistic and worldly-wise" approach as written contract did not reflect the reality of the arrangement

November 2018

Court of Appeal holds purser paid 50% of full-time pay when available for work for more than 50% of full-time hours was less favourably treated.

October 2018

Court of Appeal holds two directors of a company personally liable for dismissal-related losses.

October 2018

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the risk that data controllers will be found liable for damages due to a data breach of a rogue employee

October 2018

An in-depth look into the recent case of the Supreme Court overturning a decision made by the Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland.

October 2018

When is an employer liable for an employee's actions?

October 2018

Your chance to have a say on the Law Commission's consultation paper, and other questions about the way employment tribunals work

May 2018

ACAS has published new guidance to assist employers in preventing workplace discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.

September 2017

A reminder of the issues that can arise with school accommodation and how to deal with them.

June 2017

Can independent schools keep their school fee salary sacrifice schemes in place?

June 2017

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

May 2017

Case underlines TUPE rule on “principal purpose” of an “organised grouping of employees”.

May 2017

Was a job applicant with Asperger's Syndrome discriminated against by being required to sit a psychometric test? Yes, held the EAT

February 2017

A recent legal ruling on TUPE service provision changes to decide whether activities carried out afterwards are “fundamentally the same” as before.

February 2017

Draft regulations bring relief to maintained schools with less than 250 employees.

February 2017

Yes, maybe. Schools should be aware that an unclear COT3 settlement agreement could allow an employee to bring future employment tribunal claims.

December 2016

In a report relevant for academies and maintained schools, an ICO investigation concluded that charities had breached the Data Protection Act.

December 2016

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the EAT stressed the need to apply the “multi-factorial” test established in an earlier TUPE case

December 2016

High Court rules draft Ofsted report was wrong to label segregation of girls and boys discriminatory.

October 2016

John McMullen shares his thoughts on TUPE & Brexit

September 2016

Actions required for ALL schools following key changes to statutory safeguarding guidance from September 2016.

September 2016

The EAT holds that TUPE service provision changes only apply to a grouping of employees providing services immediately before the transfer.

August 2016

Employers who use the £30,000 tax exemption on termination payments are invited to consult on the proposed reforms.

August 2016

Schools that have salary sacrifice schemes as a benefit for staff paying school fees can take part in the government consultation on proposed reforms.

August 2016

Many schools will need to be ready for the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women from as early as April 2017.

July 2016

TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains John McMullen

July 2016

We look at the movement in schools towards non gender specific policies and procedures.

July 2016

Guidance from DfE updated on 1 July for employers, governing bodies, school leaders and staff in maintained schools and academies.

June 2016

Not necessarily, said the Scottish Court of Session (Inner House).

May 2016

A brief look at recent charity law and company law developments which are of relevance to independent schools.

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

April 2016

In this article, we consider the wider implications of sexting on children, teachers and parents.

April 2016

How will the new rules on reporting pay statistics for men and women affect larger independent schools?

April 2016

When might a member of school staff be making a disclosure in the public interest and so be protected under employment legislation?

April 2016

What are the key factors leading to the increased cost of employing school staff?

April 2016

What should be considered before dismissing school staff who have been employed for less than two years?

April 2016

What are the likely effects of a Brexit on those UK employment laws of most relevance to the independent school sector?

April 2016

What do bursars need to know about the taxation of payments to employees on the termination of their employment?

April 2016

Since 1 July 2015 independent schools have been grappling with 'Prevent'. How should your school be fulfilling its Prevent duty?

March 2016

Recent reports have highlighted the difficulties schools face when parents become involved in these disputes.

March 2016

Handling negative comments, complaints and criticisms about the school or staff made on social media can be a minefield for the leadership team.

March 2016

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an employer was "vicariously liable" for the actions of its employee in an unprovoked attack on a customer.

March 2016

An employer who reasonably believed that an employee was lying about his symptoms was entitled to find gross misconduct.

March 2016

The recent employment tribunal case of ICTS UK Ltd v Mahdi shows there is uncertainty about TUPE and short-term contracts.

February 2016

A recent Employment Tribunal case highlights the need for schools to be aware of the possible duty to make reasonable adjustments for dyslexic staff.

February 2016

Is an express power to lay off subject to an implied term of reasonableness? No, held the EAT

February 2016

A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice provides a classic example for HR practitioners of what constitutes a TUPE business transfer.

February 2016

A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) gives clarity about when an employee is “assigned” to an employer before a TUPE transfer.

January 2016

Did an education trust discriminate against a teacher on the ground of age by replacing her with a less experienced teacher? 'No' ruled the EAT

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

June 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act arrived with little fanfare but there are points to note for the company secretary.

May 2015

Wrigleys welcomes the arrival of Laura Moss to its charity team and Alexandra Hempsey to its commercial property and education property teams.

April 2015

Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

September 2014

Review of a recent European Court case concerning the rights of employees in employers' shared services arrangements.

September 2014

Yes – says the High Court in the case of Camurat v Thurrock Borough Council (July 2014)

December 2013

Following the creation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), on the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority on 1 December 2012, the Home Office has announced that the new criminal record checking system will be free to volunteers.

December 2013

For many volunteers, the very essence of voluntary work is the flexibility. It is often that freedom that allows volunteers the luxury to help out their chosen organisation in the precious time that they have to spare. Equally, and it is often remarked that, many charities and social enterprises would flounder or fail without the armies of volunteers willing to help out in those sectors.

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14 Aug 2019

Changes to Companies House register help protect health and safety of individuals by restricting public access to personal information

This is helpful for persons who may be at risk of personal threat of harm because of their public profile or sensitive occupation.

12 Aug 2019

Charities expert joins successful team to grow Wrigleys' presence in the sector

Fiona Wharton joins the top tier Charities and Social Economy team.

09 Aug 2019

EPCs and MEES: what you need to know

The MEES regulations prohibit the grant of any new leases of buildings with an energy efficiency rating as shown on an EPC of below an E.