The coverage in the press in relation to Alice Thompson’s case against her employer Manors Estate Agents is understandable: any case with a large settlement figure and an easy headline is going to attract attention. However, while it is being portrayed as a huge pay out for simply not allowing an employee to leave work
Stephen joined Machins as a trainee solicitor in July 2021 and is currently part of the Employment and Immigration Team.
Stephen originally studied law in Ireland before completing his GDL at BPP London, and his LPC at BPP Cambridge.
Prior to joining Machins Stephen has had an extensive career in the charity, education and commercial sectors.
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Changing career has certainly become more common in recent times, and while the average age of an individual admitted to the Law Society’s role of solicitors is now 29-30, it is still relatively unusual to see more mature trainees. The process of securing a training contract is a stressful and frustrating one, and adding in
In the ordinary course of events, employers have little to no involvement in their employee’s personal lives and actions outside of work. But what happens when the employee does or says something outside of the workplace which the employer feels may have a material impact on their business? Employers will become interested in employees’ extra-curricular