Ask the Expert

Call us today for a free consultation on 0333 772 0611

What are my holiday entitlements?

| by Stephen Britton
What are your holiday entitlements? Almost all employees are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday per year (known as statutory leave entitl...

Understanding Constructive Dismissal

| by Rebecca Reid
Expert employment solicitor Rebecca Reid explains and answers some questions on the rules around constructive dismissal.

What are your rights in regard to sick pay?

| by Sarah Everton
Expert employment solicitor Sarah Everton explains and answers some questions around sickness entitlements.

What to expect when attending an employment tribunal?

| by Nick Singer
What happens during an employment tribunal?

Starting a new job with a contract that has restrictive covenants, what can you do about it?

| by Tosh Polpitye
You are starting a new job and the contract has lots of restrictive covenants in them, what can you do about it? Employment law solicitor Tosh Polp...

Are you entitled to normal pay for keeping in touch days (KIT)?

| by Hetal Gir
The regulations that cover maternity rights do not state what an employee should be paid for working a KITS day but employers are expected to pay y...

When you are on maternity leave, do you get full pay?

| by Hetal Gir
It’s worth seeing what other help and benefits you're entitled to - such as Child Tax Credit, Healthy Start vouchers and a Sure Start grant. You ca...

How long you're entitled to maternity pay and leave?

| by Hetal Gir
Eligible employees can take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave. The first 26 weeks is known as ‘Ordinary Maternity Leave’, the last 26 weeks as ‘Addit...

How do you qualify for maternity pay?

| by Hetal Gir
You cannot get Statutory Maternity Leave if you have a child through surrogacy - you could get Statutory Adoption Leave and Pay instead.

Can an agency worker qualify for maternity pay?

| by Hetal Gir
Yes, but only if you qualify. As an agency worker, to qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) you must...

How can you get out of your restrict covenants in your employment law contract?

| by Tosh Polpitye
So with restrict covenants, you have got two choices as an employee; either: abide by them you don't get out of them if they're reasonable or you n...

Can your previous employer enforce a restrictive covenant and stop you working?

| by Tosh Polpitye
So the way to think about it is what is the purpose of the restrictive covenant, it's to protect the legitimate business interest.

Copyright © Castle Associates | Company Number: 01015126 | Designed with care by WebWorks