Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Some workers may consider ‘pulling a sickie’ as not a particularly serious occurrence. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) however, recently emphasised that such a dishonest act can amount to gross misconduct; giving grounds for dismissal. In the case of Metroline...
Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Protection for Zero Hours Contract Workers – Comment

As you are aware that over a period of time, there has been much debate in relation to the use of a zero hour’s contract. Discussion has centred around the fact that individuals who undertake these contracts have no protection. The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour’s...
Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2016

The annual increase on certain Tribunal awards and other statutory payments is due to take effect from 6 April 2016. Tribunal compensation limits will increase under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2016. The maximum compensatory award for unfair...
Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Colman Coyle are instructed on behalf of a large group (78) of leaseholders on Applications to renew and extend the terms of their leases under Section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”). The hearing is listed for a two...
Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

In the autumn 2015 statement the Government announced its intention to consult on the introduction of higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) to apply to the purchase of additional residential properties. The intention was to introduce a new SDLT rate of 3% above...
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