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Apr 2016

Chadwick Lawrence one of first businesses to sign up to Watermark Campaign

Chadwick Lawrence LLP Solicitors are one of the first businesses to sign up to the Watermark campaign. The campaign is the idea of Chris Sands of Totally Locally. Working in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Calderdale, Chris’ initiative is for businesses in Calderdale, and particularly those affected by the Boxing Day floods, to donate…

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29
Apr 2016

Whistleblowing

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has held that a tribunal was incorrect to strike out a whistleblowing complaint on the grounds of prospects of success. The tribunal had dismissed the complaint at a preliminary hearing because the employee was stated to have no prospects of successfully showing that she had reasonably believed her complaint about…

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29
Apr 2016

Research confirms low uptake of shared parental leave

Research conducted by the Women’s Business Council and My Family Care has found that many employees are not taking advantage of Shared Parental Leave. Shared Parental Leave allows employee parents (by birth or by adoption) choice and flexibility in the early stages of their child’s life, enabling them to share what would traditionally have been…

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29
Apr 2016

Incorporation of Terms

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a provision relating to absence management which was set out in a staff handbook had been incorporated into contracts of employment; therefore, a new attendance policy which the employer purported to introduce did not vary the employment contract and was not binding on the employees. At common law,…

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27
Apr 2016

Chadwick Lawrence Shortlisted for Employment Team of the Year Award

The Employment Law team at Chadwick Lawrence solicitors are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Solicitors Journal Awards 2016 for the Employment Team of the Year. The employment team at Chadwick Lawrence are aiming to build on the success of their victory at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in 2015, and continue to run numerous…

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26
Apr 2016

British men have dangerously low awareness of prostate

According to a survey by Prostate Cancer UK, British men are dangerously ignorant of the prostate gland, with nearly 20% of those surveyed not aware they had a prostate and 54% not knowing where it was. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men, with 40,000 cases being diagnosed and nearly 11,000 men…

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