Good news for UK?

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at Tue 12 November 2013 00:00

CBI suggests double-dip recession unlikely and publishes (relatively) optimistic projections for growth of the UK economy in 2012 and 2013.

 

Mixed news for Scotland

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 13 February 2012 07:31

Scotland is holding off recession, according to BBC report, but struggling to find growth.  Perhaps the news from the CBI gives encouragement for some growth across the whole UK this year.

 

Unfair Dismissal Change

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 13 February 2012 07:09

Government produces draft regulation increasing qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one year to two years.

The two year period applies to those commencing employment on or after 6th April 2012.

For everyone else the qualifying period remains one year from commencement of employment.

 

Diane Abbott

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Fri 06 January 2012 16:53

A very interesting and pointed article from the Scotsman ( by Andrew Brown of Anderson Strathern) reminding us that "sorry" doesn't excuse those who commit racist acts.

 

Separation and Divorce

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 05 January 2012 12:07

Unfortunately it's that time of year when solicitors experience an increase in clients seeking advice about divorce and separation.  It's always a difficult time for all involved but the stress, trumoil and expense can be minimised with the application of common sense, courtesy and pragmatic legal advice.

For those in this difficult position I suggest you read this page from the BBC website and contact a solicitor as soon as possible.

 

Happy New Year

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at Thu 05 January 2012 12:03

Happy New Year to all colleagues, clients and friends.

 

More new law from Holyrood.

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at Fri 16 December 2011 08:40

At long last legislators move to close a gaping hole in Scots criminal law.

I for one will feel safer on the dance floor.

 

Christmas Holidays

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 15 December 2011 12:35

We wil be open until Thursday 22nd December 2011 at 5pm.

Thereafter the office will be closed until 4th January 2012 at 9am.

 

Legal Expenses Insurance

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Fri 04 November 2011 08:04

This recent case confirms that if you have the benefit of legal expenses insurance you remain free to instruct your own solicitor rather than than stick with the insurer's solicitor.

If your insurer denies you choice of solicitor you can insist on choosing your own solicitor.  This if often preferred where a client already has a good relationship with a solicitor or doesn't want to travel to a solicitor in a city (or indeed both).

 

Cohabitation claim: Selkirk V Chisholm

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 03 November 2011 06:58

This latest case highlights the difficulties for former cohabitees seeking a financial claim.  The claim (based on the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006) was unsuccessful as the Pursuer was unable to sh0w she had made any contribution  to (1) the defender's capital or earnning capacity or (2) household costs.

It shows the need for clear evidence regarding financial and non-financial contributions.  The courts seem now to be clarifying the application of the law in the field of claims based on cohabitation (as oppossed to marriage).

In general it is encouraging for those who think people should have the freedom to live together but not be bound by the legal obligations of marriage.

It is discouraging for those who take the view that cohabitees' rights should protect those who cohabit but conduct themselves very much as if married i.e. joint accounts, helping in a joint business venture, contribute capital (i.e. deposit for house) etc.

It's a delicate balance between giving people the freedom to live as they wish and protecting  those who are, at least in financial terms, taken advantage of by their partners.

 

Another attack on Justice?

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 26 October 2011 14:32

A report commissioned by the PM suggests "unproductive workers" should not have the right to claim unfair dismissal.

It seems to suggest there are many employees not being productive! It's normally very simple to spot an unproductive employee early into the contract so that they can be dismissed within the qualifying period for unfair dismissal.  Employees should not in any circumsances be denied their right to challenge a dismissal.

It makes sense to discourage vexatious litigants and hopeless cases.  Government plans to introduce fees for bringing employment tribunal cases next year may go some way to discourage cases unlikely to be succesful.  This coupled with increased use of expenses awards should help to minimise the chancers.  Famous last words.....

 

Tax man in sense of humour shock

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Tue 25 October 2011 09:20

This is how you deal with a complaint.

 

Pregnant Woman Unfairly Dismissed

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 20 October 2011 15:43

An employment tribunal in Glasgow has held that woman was unfairly dismissed when pregnant.  She was dismissed due to her absences while suffering pregnancy realted illnesses.  It is amazing that even now employers think they can d0 this with impunity.

It is even more amazing that 1 in 20 women take advice on discrimination, while only 3% take any legal action at all to enforce their rights.  EOC Stats (at page 4 of document).

This comes thirty-six  years after the Sex Discrimination Act was first enacted in the UK.

Women need to stand up more for their right to demand equality in the workplace.

 

World's fastest property sale?

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Sat 15 October 2011 08:46

Have Tait Macleod broken the speed record for the sale of a Scottish property?

Our client received an offer to purchase his property on Monday 10th October.  The property was sold with money and keys changing hands before 10am on Friday 14th Otober.

This process normally takes about four to six weeks in Scotland.

We were able to do this largely as a result of two factors.  Firstly, neither party had a mortgage.  In most cases at least one party is dealing with a lender which always involves  more time given the additional work lenders have to undertake.

Secondly, the lawyers on each side applied their years of experience and common sense to conclude the deal.  For instance, the buyer's lawyer didn't insist on seeing a coal mining report for a flat in the middle of Falkirk!!

I look forward to hearing if anyone can match or beat the unusual speed of this transaction.

 

Access to Justice narrowing

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 06 October 2011 11:44

It's time to make sure you have legal costs insurance.

The Government has a clear agenda to reduce the legal aid budget which will greatly restrict access to justice for many people.

In criminal cases justice will be beyond the purse of many if they can't afford to instruct a solicitor or pay a contribution to legal aid.  Many people will possibly decide to spend it on fripperies such as food and utilities.

In civil cases people just won't be able to afford to go to court to defend, establish or enforce their rights.  It makes justice even more distant, particularly for those in work who already contribute through taxes.

I have for many years tried to encourage people to take up legal costs insurance which can assisst in many situations.  It is often available as an add-on to domestic house policies for relatively low cost.

 

New: Fees to be introduced for Employment Tribunals

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 03 October 2011 14:43

In a move that is clearly designed to discourage vexatious litigants the George Osbourne has announced plans to introduce fees for Industrial Tribunals.  The detail is still to be made available but looks like it will cost £250 to lodge a claim with a further £1000 payable once a hearing has been fixed.

This will almost certainly end in increased claims for costs by successful parties which will sadly make enforcement of legal rights a hazardous gamble at best for many people.  It seems another way of marginalising the less well off unless the legal aid board steps in with funding.

We wait with baited breath....

 

Employment Law Changes 2012

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 03 October 2011 14:23

As mentioned in this blog last week the Government have confirmed that the qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal claims is to be extended to two years with effect from April 2012.  This means employees will have to wait twice as long to have protection from unfair dismissal in the majority of cases.  There are some cases which require no qualifying period of service.

The Government also proposes to introduce fees for raising Employment Tribunal claims.  Further information will be provided when issued by the Government.

 

And they wonder why some people have lost confidence in the system...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 28 September 2011 16:07

Unusually, words fail me.

Ridiculous sentencing.

People will blame the lawyers but the real problem is the sentencing policy.  A minimum four and  a half years for the rape of a 16 year old - possibly twice the sentence for a racially aggravated breach of the peace or similar sectarian offence.

 

Proposed changes to qualifying period for unfair dismissal

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 28 September 2011 12:44

The Government confirms proposals  to extend the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one year to two years.

Good news for employers who can now take on staff for longer periods without worrying about unfair dismissal claims.  In effect the "trial period" becomes two years!

Not such good news for employees who won't have protection from unfair dismissal but may be more likely to be offered a job if empolyers feel more confident.

The two year period therefore matches the two year qualifying  period for redundancy.

The proposal is referred to in page 14 of the Government's document "One in One out: Second Statement of New Regulation".

 

Religious Discrimination

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 28 September 2011 11:56

The link below takes you to the EHRC submission to the European Court of Human Rights for a determination of whether the Uk is applying the law in a way which protects religious freedom and prevents discrimination on religious grounds.

This area of law is fraught with difficutlties as different beliefs will conflict with each other from time to time and it's simply not possible to allow everyone full freedom.  In my opinion it's a delicate balancing act which must show respect to everyone while allowing for each of us to hold to our own beliefs.

It'll be interesting to follow this case and its outcome. Whenever that might be!

EHRC Submission.

 

Anti Sectarian Laws...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 26 September 2011 11:10

...already exist.

Why does the Scottish Parliament feel the need to legislate in an area already well covered by Scots law?

Could it be political grandstanding? Surely not.  Thoughts?

StoryBBC

 

Cage Rage

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 22 September 2011 18:29

Two eight year olds fighting in a full sized octagon while adults spectate.  I'm most 8 year old boys fight like this a lot - especially with brothers.  The context of this does however seem odd.  Why are there so many adults?  On the other hand this happens at football games up and down the country.

Is there outrage just because of the nature of the activity?  That may be at the root of it.  Most people involved in martial arts, boxing or MMA are responsible in training and competing but there probably does need to be regulation up to a certain age to protect children.

read the full BBC report here.

 

Parents take legal action to evict 41 year old son.

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 22 September 2011 12:08

It's surely only a matter of time before this becomes common.

My advice would be to pay their deposit for a mortgage or rent - in the long run it's cheaper than going to court.

Link to full story.

 

Now is the time to get round to that Will (and Power of Attorney)

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Sat 30 April 2011 10:48

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do.  It clarifies your wishes in relation to your property, children (if under 16 years) and funeral arrangements.

Failure to make a Will can cause major difficulties for your beneficiaries.  Your estate will be distributed according to the law rather than your wishes. Making a Will also provides an opportunity for us to advise on whether you should consider tax planning.  If you do not make a Will, it may be necessary to apply to the court to appoint an executor, which will simply be a further cost.

Regardless of age you should also consider making a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney can have immediate effect or, can be postponed to take effect only when a doctor certifies you are no longer capable of dealing with your affairs and making decisions about your welfare.

If you become unable to administer your affairs but have not granted a Power of Attorney then your next of kin will have to apply to the court to appoint someone to deal with your affairs. This is time consuming and cost in the region of £2,000.

Throughout May, 2011 we are offering a reduced rate for Wills and Powers of Attorney for our existing clients.  Depending on your financial circumstances you may be eligible for Legal Aid to cover the costs.

If you wish to prepare a Will or Power of Attorney or both please contact us to arrange an appointment.

01324 88 88 77

 

Power to the people (of Callendar Riggs)

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 24 March 2011 09:14

Thankfully power was restored late on Monday night.

We are now back to normal service.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

Power Cut

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 21 March 2011 21:40

Apologies to all clients and others for the inconvenience caused by today's power cut.  Unfortunately a number of businesses were hit by the cut which struck at about 10.45am.  Power is due to be restored tonight but we wait in anticipation for the morning.

We are down to one phone line (old school phone that doesn't need plugged in!!)

Emails are stil being received on smartphones for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We will keep you updated.

 

Internet is not always cheaper!

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Fri 18 February 2011 18:12

We recently came across a case where someone thought they were saving money by instructing a divorce lawyer over the internet.

However the cost was significantly in excess of that which would have been charged at Tait Macleod.

The internet can be useful in locating a solicitor to instruct but people should be aware it is not always cheaper.

Shop local!!

 

Possible Disruption 20th January 2011

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 19 January 2011 14:42

We have been advised that there may be a disruption to our telephone and internet (including) services on 20th January as a result of work being done by Telewest.  Hopefully any problems will be kept to a minimum.

If you cannot get to us and need to speak urgently please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Emails to Fraser will still go through to  his mobile phone.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

 

Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Fri 07 January 2011 15:01

A cautionary note for a parent wishing to have contact with his children.

In a recent case at Dundee a father brought a Court action to have contact with his daughter who was born October 2007.

The father was not married to the mother, nor was the father present or named at registration of the birth of the child as the child's father. The father therefore did not have parental rights and responsibilities.

The Sheriff noted that a court contemplating making any order must regard the welfare of the child as its paramount consideration.  Any order must be both necessary and conducive to the child’s welfare.

One of the considerations judges have to bear in mind is that it is generally  beneficial for a child to maintain personal relations and regular contact with an absent parent.

The mother submitted that such a consideration did not stand up to examination in this case. She submitted that the child had a stable life with her; she was well cared for and was in a positive, steady routine. There was nothing to indicate that the child missed her father.  There had been no contact for a year.

The mother also submitted that there were real concerns about the father’s practical ability to care for the child.  The court was told that the child was clingy; separating her from her mother at this stage would be distressing for her.

Having heard evidence and submissions from both parties, the Sheriff agreed with the mother and accordingly did not consider that making an order for contact would be in the child’s best interests.

This case serves as a reminder of the basic yet vitally important principles which have to be weighed up in such cases.  Although it is generally regarded as beneficial for a child to have contact with an absent parent it is still up to that parent to persuade a court that contact is in the best interests of the child.

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/F5110.html

 

Happy New Year

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 05 January 2011 17:35

We hope it is a happy and prosperous year for all.

We are now open again following the recent festivities.

 

Holiday Office Closure

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Tue 21 December 2010 11:36

We are closed from 24th December at 1pm re-opening on Wednesday 5th January at 9am.

If any matter requires urgent attention please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between 29th and 31st December (inclusive) and we will endeadvour to respond.

 

Tait Macleod Solicitors Join Facebook

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Sat 18 December 2010 00:50

Tait Macleod Solicitors have a new page on facebook.

Follow us at www.facebook.com/pages/Tait-Macleod-Solicitors/111894765549820

This will be kept up to date with the latest news.

 

3...2...1...Back in the room!

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Fri 03 December 2010 09:20

Following on from our last update, we are getting back to normal as the week comes to an end.

There are continuing transport difficulties for clients and staff but the signs are that we are all getting to grips with the weather.  Hopefully the weather will improve (or at least not get worse!!) over the weekend.

As I type this on Friday morning the hope is that Falkirk will be functioning normally come Monday morning at 9am.

Thankfully we have been able to staff the office each day this week, even if only for relatively short periods.

If any matters need immediate help or advice please call the office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If we can't answer immediately we hope to do so within 24 hours.

Once again we thank you for patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Freezin' Legal Eagles!

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 December 2010 12:33

In common with many lawyers, and indeed all businesses, in central Scotland our office has been adversely effected by the continuing bad weather.  Most of our staff have been unable to get to the office due to the dangers of travelling and as a result of other issues caused by the school closures.

We apologise to clients for this disruption.

If any assistance is required urgently please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message on the office phone.  Someone is in every day and we will endeavour to respond to all communications.

In the meantim there will unfortunately continue to be disruption while the bad weather remains.  The postal service has been affected and many firms are in the same situation.

We are grateful for you patience.

 

Redundancy Claim Successful

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 December 2010 12:27

We recently assisted a client in a successful claim to an emplyment tribunal following his redundancy earlier this year.

The tribunal, having heard the evidence, was satisfied that no proper procedures were followed by the employer.  As  a result the dismissal was unfair and an order for compensation was made.

 

Licensing Appeal Success

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 December 2010 12:24

We recently successfully helped a client to appeal the refusal of a personal license by Falkirk Council.  The Sheriff found that the local authority had no good reasons to refuse the personal license and therefore granted the appeal after a hearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court.

 

Holiday Pay

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 15 September 2010 15:08

Following a recent enquiry I had to dig into the minutiae of Holiday Pay.  In particular how to recover holiday pay when an employee has left employment but taken more leave than he has accrued.

Simply, it can't be done unless there is an agreement to do so in the contract, a workforce agreement or collective agreement.

Employers should therefore closely monitor holiday leave where there are no  contractual safeguards in place.

On the other hand, employees who are thinking of leaving can simply take their leave at the start of the holiday year and enjoy their "bonus".

Employer beware!!

 

People are strange...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 06 September 2010 17:10

...in good ways and bad.

Being a lawyer is great for seeing the best and worst of people.  Particularly so when they are fighting over their children.  Some parents conform to the sterotype of adversarial mum or dad, claiming that the other parent is useless or, worse, dangerous to the children.  The ex partner (of perhaps many years) is demonised and suddenly not a fit person for the children to see.  This may sometimes reflect reality, in the worst of cases, but is normally just a sign that a parent is using contact with children as a weapon.  The aim being to cause the other parent as much upset as possible or to use the children as a "bargaining chip" in the financial negotiations.

The parents that fight tooth and nail over their children fail to see the damage they are doing to their children.  Often they are so busy fighting that they forget about the children who are stuck in the middle while the warfare rages above them.

Quite often, however, parents surprise you.  They can appreciate that the other parent may be a rotten (ex) partner or spouse but can acknowledge that they are at least a good parent.  In these cases the parents have quite often resolved the contact problems by the time they come to the office.  They are able to see that keeping contact with both parents is in the interests of the chidren and can set aside their personal problems, at least in relation to the children.

Experience tells me that where parents can set aside their feelings about each other to resolve problems with the chilren, those chidren adapt better to their parents' separation than the children whose parents constantly battle it out.

 

Local Holiday 13 September 2010

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 06 September 2010 11:24

Please note that the office will be closed on 13th September due to the local Falkirk holiday.

We will re-open on Tuesday 14th September at 9.00am.

 

It's never too early...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Tue 16 March 2010 11:42

A recent conversation highlighted once again the importance of taking legal advice at as early an opportunity as possible.  Unfortunately people are human (!) and act in the heat of the moment.  This is perfectly understandable but can cause problems.

An employee had been suspended with pay but took exception, understandably in this case, to the way the procedure was being handled by the employer.  Without first lodging a grievance the employee resigned thus making any claim for unfair/constructive dismissal very difficult to pursue.

So the moral of the story is...please do nothing hasty until you have spoken to your solicitor.  If in doubt - wait it out.

 

Legal Representation at Discplinary Hearings

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 11 February 2010 13:56

Following recent cases last year it is now clear that employees are entitled to legal representation during disciplinary hearings.  However, this is restricted to cases where the employee may not be able to continue in his or her career as a result of the disciplinary hearing.  For example where a lawyer, doctor, nurse or dentist is disciplined for misconduct which may effect their registration with their professional body.

This could be relevant for numerous careers  especially those where there is a professional body, organisation or similar governing body.

 

It's a long week...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Tue 02 February 2010 15:50

This week I am without my right hand woman while she enjoys a well earned holiday in sunnier climes.

Thanks to kind offers of help I am just about making it through the week.

Roll on next Tuesday.  My girl Friday will be back and we will be celebrating our first anniversary.  More to follow....

 

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Tue 18 August 2009 08:30

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 continues to cause problems for the licensed trade less than two weeks before fully coming into force.

It has been criticised as lacking clarity in its application.  It has lead to differing practices and interpretations across Scotland's licensing boards.  This is no fault of the boards as the Act and related regulations  lack clarity causing problems for all concerned including Licensing Boards, the licensed trade and its professional advisers.

It's a case of "watch this space".  Hopefully the legislators will act to reduce as far as possible inconsistencies of practice across Scotland and to provide more detailed guidance for the boards, trade and advisers.

Continuing difficulties are highlighted in the Herald online on 18th August 2009.

 

Congratulations Falkirk FC

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 27 April 2009 12:09

Well done to local football club Falkirk for reaching the Scottish Cup final and also securing European football for the first time ever.  Hopefully the team can avoid relegation and make this a season to remember.  Tait Macleod enjoyed a good day out at the semi-final.  The atmosphere was exciting and the win well earned against a battling Dunfermline side.

 

May Day 2009

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Mon 27 April 2009 12:07

Please note that Tait Macleod's office will be closed for the May Day holiday on 4th May.  The office will reopen on Tuesday 5th May.

 

Football v Reality Check

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 April 2009 17:21

It's just as well football managers are more understanding than most employers.  If not, certain players may be looking at dismissal for breaking rules of conduct rather than a couple of days off work and free tickets for an international game. Allegedly.

 

Ch..Ch...Changes...

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 April 2009 17:16

With a nod to David Bowie, there are some important changes to Employment law.  Briefly they are as follows:

1. Abolition of Statutory Dismissal and Grievance Procedures

2. New Acas Code on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
Tribunal awards can be uplifted by up to 25% if these procedures are not followed.

3. New ET1 and ET3 forms
New forms are to be used from 6th April.

4. Flexible working
Parents with children aged 16 and under can now request flexible. Employers can still just say 'no' but more than 95% of all such requests are now accepted.

5. SMP / SSP
SMP increases to £123.06 (from £117.18), and SSP increases to £79.15 (from £75.40)

 

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Wed 01 April 2009 11:22

No it's not my birthday, not yet.

The National Minimum Wage is 10years old.  Being some 30 years older I remember the fuss when it was introduced.  The unfortunate thing is that it was, indeed still is, necessary.  Unscrupulous employers were not paying a fair wage for a fair job.  The downside is that some employees end up being paid a fair wage for a poor job! However there are ways to resolve such problems.

Current minimum wage rates are £5.73 an hour for those aged 22 and over, £4.77 for those aged 18 to 21, and £3.53 for 16 and 17-year-olds.  These are subject to change each October.

 

Equal Pay - Sex Discrimination

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 26 March 2009 14:32

In the five years to 2008 there was a ten-fold increase in the number of equal pay claims being made in the UK.  This is a sign that employees are perhaps more aware of their rights than previously.

Previous research indicated that only about 1 in 10 women with valid sex discrimination claims enforced their rights.

 

Annual Leave

Posted by Guest, This article was posted in Uncategorized
at Thu 26 March 2009 14:24

As of 1st April 2009 all employees will become entitled to 28 days  leave each year.  This is the final step in a process which has seen the entitlement rise in recent years from 20 days each year to 28 days each year.

This may have little practical impact for many employees who previously enjoyed 20 days annual leave plus local and statutory holidays.  For most employees the statutory and local holidays when added to their 20 days will amount to at least 28 days each year.

Hopefully we can all put the extra days to good use.

 

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