A firm’s equality and diversity training has been dismissed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal as stale and ineffective against preventing harassment. The case involved Allay (UK) Ltd and Mr S Gehlen, who was of Indian origin. Mr Gehlen had been dismissed due to his performance. Following his dismissal, he complained that a work colleague had
Employment Contracts & Procedures
We can advise you on the terms and effect of your new employment contract and can assist with any negotiations or amendments you may require to protect your position and future career.
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When starting a new position, you may be asked to enter into a contract which contains different provisions than you may have had previously; for example, you may be required to consent to restrictive covenants or post-termination restrictions which will impact you during and after your new employment.
We can advise you on the terms and effect of your new contract and can assist with any negotiations or amendments you may require to protect your position and future career.
Similarly, we can provide assistance in interpreting and explaining the implications of any associated policies and procedures your new employer may have. For example, if your hours of work have been reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can advise you as to whether this was implemented lawfully and if there is anything in your contract which would prevent you from taking on additional work with another employer.
Many contracts contain exclusivity provisions which prevent employees from working for other employers at the same time, or restrictions which mean you cannot work for other businesses in competition in a particular geographical area. We can advise you on the effect of your contract, and if necessary negotiate on your behalf to vary your contract.
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