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Political
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Brexit – Deal or No Deal?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. The main question plaguing the country in today’s climate is whether there is going to be a deal or no deal in terms of Brexit. D-day is fast approaching and the consequences of

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Legal
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When Can Sexual Fetishes Lead To a Dismissal?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. In the case of Pay v Lancashire Probation Services [2004] the Employment Appeal Tribunal was required to determine whether an employer had unfairly dismissed an employee in violation of his Convention rights when

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Legal
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Holidays: Use them or lose them?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has recently decided in the case of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu 2018 whether or not an employee loses their statutory holiday entitlement if they do not use it. 

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Employment Law
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How are you managing absence in the workplace?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. Whether it is long term, short term or intermittent absence, this can have a detrimental impact on an employer’s business.  It is therefore essential that employers understand their obligations in respect of their

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Legal
CG Professional

Article – IR35 and the Private Sector

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. From April 2020 the private sector needs to be prepared for the IR35 effect.  For the first time, private sector end-user clients (hiring organisations) will have to make IR35 status decisions and potentially

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Sexual Harassment
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NDAs, Sexual Harassment and the effect on Settlement Agreements

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. Following the #MeToo campaign, regarding the allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, Social Media has seen a significant rise in sexual harassment allegations in the workplace. This, in turn, has placed organisations

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Employment Law
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Refusing a companion could result in unfair dismissal claim?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. Following the case of Talon Engineering Limited v Smith employers should be aware that a refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing because of the unavailability of an employee’s companion may result in an

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Employment Law
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How do Employers calculate Holiday Pay for Term Time Workers?

Julie Duane, Solicitor Advocate at CG Professional. There has been a previous misconception that organisations would be entitled to calculate holiday entitlement for term-time workers on a pro-rata basis at 12.07% of their annual pay in accordance with the Working

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