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What are the new support measures for workers and businesses in tier 2?

Big changes to the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme, which was part of his winter economic plan and replaces the furlough scheme in November, were announced today. Chris Dobbs provides an overview.

What is the legal definition of disability?

Head of our employment & HR team, Paul Burton summarises a recent case that examined mental health, the legal definition of disability and dismissal.

Unfair dismissal for Some Other Substantial Reason SOSR

For a dismissal to be fair, an employer needs to have a potentially fair reason to dismiss - such as misconduct, redundancy or 'some other substantial reason' (SOSR) - and the decision to dismiss must be within the range of reasonable responses. 

Can WhatsApp be monitored by an employer?

How and when can an employer monitor employees WhatsApp messages. Chris Dobbs looks at a recent case where an employer used whatsapp messages in a discuplinary procedure.

Homeworking: The legalities and the practicalities

Will WFH continue after lockdown? Can you monitor remote employees? How do you write a working from home policy? Chris Dobbs, Employment Solicitor answers your questions.

Frettens launch specialist social housing team

Frettens launch specialist social housing team Frettens are delighted to announce the launch of our new specialist social housing team . Ben Cobb will be heading up the team with Oonagh McKinney , the pair having gained a reputation for their work on...
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