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Consultation on extending maternity rights

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I have recently returned to my role in Brethertons’ employment team from a ten-month period of maternity leave, and in this time I was fortunate in meeting a sociable circle of new parent friends. During my maternity period (whilst adapting to...

It's National Sickie Day!

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Hot on the heels of January’s depressing Blue Monday comes today’s ‘National Sickie Day’, apparently. Statistically the first Monday in February heralds the highest number of sick days of the year in Britain – whether this...

The ET fee claims process

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Last Friday the employment team received remittance advice from HM Courts and Tribunals Service regarding our first application for Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fee reimbursement. The online reimbursement application process is quick and...

Tribunal fees refund scheme commences

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Further to the Supreme Court’s decision in July 2017 that the Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fees regime was unlawful, and the immediate abolition of the fees, the Government launched the opening stage of its ET fee refund scheme last week....

Workload wellbeing

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World Mental Health Day happens every year on the 10 October. Its objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health care around the world. We work to live (or live to work), so it is...