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Frettens move to the cloud

Frettens have completed a complete overhaul of their IT systems, in order to provide their team with greater flexibility and their clients with a faster, more efficient service.

Sexual discrimination and football talk at work

In a 44-page judgment released last month, an Employment Tribunal dismissed a claim that an employer discriminated against the only female member of its leadership team by talking about football all the time.

Legal advice for self employed hairdressers

Chris Dobbs, specialist employment law solicitor, examines an important ruling for self-employed hairdressers in the case of Megan Gorman.

What's the difference between unfair and wrongful dismissal

An employee dismissed without notice will often claim both unfair and wrongful dismissal. These are two distinct claims.

What is unfair dismissal?

Unfair dismissal is concerned with the reasonableness of the employer’s decision to dismiss the employee.

What is wrongful dismissal?

Wrongful dismissal is a contractual claim centred around whether the employer was entitled to dismiss the employee without giving the full contractual notice required. That in turn depends on whether or not the employee was actually guilty of gross misconduct.

What first time buyers need to know

Who is a first time buyer? Are first time buyers exempt from stamp duty? Will first time buyers need a bigger deposit? Sophie Pope explains. 

Can I refuse to return to work from furlough

Understandably, a lot of people are still concerned about the coronavirus and whether returning to work is safe. Chris Dobbs, employment law & HR specialist answers your questions.

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