Woman unfairly dismissed due to pregnancy related illness

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a woman was discriminated against when she was dismissed after missing work with a pregnancy related illness. The case involved Maya Georgiev, who worked as a debt drafter for Hanover Insolvency for three months between July and October 2018. On 29 August, Georgiev needed to leave work early as

Employee told to ‘resign or be dismissed’ receives £13,000

A cleaning company has been ordered to pay a former employee almost £13,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled she had been unfairly dismissed. Mrs Sparks began working for DB Cleaners as an administrator in 2012. Three years later the company was bought out by a larger firm who installed their own managers to oversee

COVID-19 – Self-Employment: What are my options?

Eligibility To benefit from the Scheme, the following conditions must be met: You must be self-employed or a member of a Partnership and have traded in 2019/2020, with the intention to continue trading into 2021; A self-assessment tax return must have been filed for 2018/2019. The deadline for filing has been extended to 23rd April

COVID – 19 Webinar – Ask the Professionals

On Monday 6th April at 9 am, we launch our first Aylesbury Corporate Network webinar in collaboration with Hains Watts, HR Inspire and Handelsbanken. We will be discussing Covid-19 and providing guidance on a variety of topics including the Job Retention scheme (aka furlough) and the self-employed corona virus scheme. We have experts covering banking,

Secretary resigned after MD said she ‘wouldn’t hire black person’

A secretary who resigned after her managing director said she wouldn’t employ someone because she was black has won her claim of unfair dismissal. Caroline Hobbs worked for Avon Care Homes from November 2015 until she resigned without notice in April 2018. This followed an employment search for a new care home manager in which

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