Can an employer increase a disability sanction

In the recent case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, the court was asked to consider whether an NHS Trust’s disciplinary policy permitted it to impose a more severe sanction upon an employee on appeal.

Flexible working - the new regime

Now, all employees with at least 26 weeks' continuous employment can make a request for flexible working under the new scheme for any reason.

Pre and post nuptial agreements to become legally binding

On 27 June 2014 peers gave their backing following the second reading of a proposed law ‘The Divorce (Financial Provisions )’ Bill with the aim of making it easier for divorcing couples to resolve their financial issues.

Fraser Brown secure premises licence in saturation zone

The licensing department at Fraser Brown has helped a venue to double its capacity on the ground floor and to amend the conditions on the licence despite being located in a city centre saturation zone and a strong objection from the police.

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06.Aug.2014 | Licensing

Health and work service

A new Health and Work Service is to be phased in from late this year and expected to be fully up and running by May 2015.

Children to get more of a voice in family courts

Children who are involved in family hearings will soon be able to tell the judge their own thoughts and opinions on the cases affecting them.

Is obesity the new disability

The Advocate General, Europe’s most senior legal advisor, has recently issued an opinion on the subject of whether obesity qualifies as a disability in the workplace.

Guidance on appointment to boards

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently published guidance to advise companies on the equality law with which appointments to boards must be made.

Fraser Brown host charity golf day

Fraser Brown held a charity golf day at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club on Tuesday, raising £5,000 for MacMillan and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Fraser Brown shortlisted for awards

The residential property department at Fraser Brown has been shortlisted as finalists for two categories in the 2014 Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards.

Presumption of Death Act

The government has announced that the Presumption of Death Act 2013 will come into force on 1 October 2014.

Government proposes better deals for those dealing with failing companies

The government have given recommendations that aim to ensure businesses and customers get a better deal from failing companies.

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