Author Archives for Lucy Watson

Employment Tribunals Don’t Punish, They Compensate

Some employers treat their staff disgracefully but, no matter how bad their conduct may be, the objective of the tribunal system is not to punish them but to compensate those who suffer at their hands. A case on point concerned an immigrant worker who was plunged into depression after suffering extortion at his boss’s hands….

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Employment Law: What you need to know

Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, provides answers to some popular questions about Employment and what to do if you are facing problems in the workplace. What is Employment Law? Employment law is a set of laws that deal with the rights of employees and the responsibilities of an Employer. Employment law covers a wide…

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How can Tayntons help your business?

We asked our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, some popular questions on starting up a new business and how Tayntons can assist business owners with issues that could potentially arise.  Which areas of Employment can Tayntons assist with to help business owners? Our employment specialists are highly experienced and have supported businesses of all sizes…

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Shared Parental Leave and Enhanced Maternity Rights

Is it directly or indirectly discriminatory that men are paid less when on shared parental leave than women on maternity leave? In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal has answered that burning question in the negative. Women are entitled to 52 weeks’ leave after giving birth, 39 of them paid. The first six of…

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Supporting Employees and Gender Identity

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about how employers can support employees when it comes to expressing their gender identity. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. 1.What are The Equality Act 2010 and The Gender Recognition…

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Communication with Clients Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about why good communication between clients and solicitors is so important. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. How do you help your clients understand their case when it comes to…

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Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Mental health is an issue employer’s simply can’t afford to ignore. Almost one in three people have experienced mental health issues while in employment. Statistics show that mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence within the UK, which is costing on average £1,035 per employee per year. The stigma of stress and depression…

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