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News 26 Jan - 1 February 2019

Published 01 February 2019
A recent case at the EAT has highlighted the intricacies involved in proving a ‘whistleblowing’ claim.  The case of Ibrahim vs HCA International Ltd (UKEAT/105/2018) concerned the applicant’s ...

News 18 - 25 Jan 2019

Published 25 January 2019
This week we will take a look at a handful of issues the government is addressing to try to improve the working lives of people with stress and mental health problems along with those who identify ...

News 10 - 17 Jan 2019

Published 18 January 2019
This week we take a look at some the changes likely to impact on employment law in 2019.There will be various procedural reviews ranging from the ACAS Early Conciliation scheme and flexible working...

News 5 - 9 Jan 2019

Published 11 January 2019
This weeks news will look into a handful of stories currently in the public eye as we stumble into the final year of the second decade of the twenty first century.  The stories highlight the w...

"Good Work Plan"

Published 04 January 2019
We’re going to start the New Year by taking a look at the governments highly publicised ‘Good Work Plan’ whose recommendations were taken up and suggested legislation was outlined in the final days...

News 30 November – 5 December 2018

Published 07 December 2018
With the recent turn of events in the Houses of Parliament now calling into question the validity of the very basis of the Brexit deal Theresa May is trying to make into law, the prospect of having...

"Gay Cake" Row - Ashers Bakery Win Appeal

Published 12 October 2018
The UK Supreme court has ruled on the “gay- cake” discrimination case and was unanimous in their judgement in favour of the Asher bakery’s appeal.BBC News reports (1) that the bakery had been sued ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting Clients

Published 07 September 2018
September 2018 marks the 10th year of Castle Associates successfully supporting Employees and Employers with work place issues.Castle Associates have grown year on year and are proud to have provid...

Appeal court rules flat rate for sleep-in care workers is fair

Published 30 August 2018
The court of appeal has overturned a ruling on payments for care workers who carry out “sleep-in” shifts for clients with learning disabilities, potentially averting a crisis that employe...

Long term sick leave

Published 16 August 2018
Dismissing someone on long term sick leave and the risks.When any employee is off work through illness(1)it can and often cause problems for businesses, not only with the increased workload for oth...

Zero hours contract and suspension

Published 03 August 2018
Is someone employed on a zero hours contract entitled to be paid if they suspended from work pending the investigation?The answer is yes.Facts of the caseMs Obi, the Claimant, was a student on a ze...

The right to Appeal against dismissal

Published 27 July 2018
It is or should be a worry for any business when employing an individual who may not have the right to work in the UK, especially when you understand what is at stake. There has been increased meas...

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