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In this week’s MMD we are joined on the Podcast by Zoe Bawn from Aspire Community Benefit Society to discuss the charity sector and the challenges they face from an employment and regulatory law perspective.

In addition, Daniel has prepared a vital summary on the rights available to agency workers from the first day of any assignment.

Finally, we have a guest contribution from our Commercial Team at Chadwick Lawrence who have prepared an article of the importance of Articles of Association.


Episode 28:  A Third Sector Special, featuring Zoe Bawn

Joining Sam and Nils this week is Zoe Bawn, Chief Executive of Aspire Community Benefit Society. Join them as they discuss the challenges facing the third sector, the highly rewarding work they undertake and optimistic hopes for the future of the charity sector.


A Collective Effort

This video explores the rights available to agency workers from day one of their assignment to be provided with access to on-site collective facilities and amenities. We analyse what is meant by equal treatment and discuss the limitations of these rights.

In the News


Lecturer unfairly dismissed for leaving work early awarded £50k

The Claimant began working for the College in 1997 and held an unblemished disciplinary record. In November 2020, during the Covid pandemic, the Claimant was suspended after the College alleged that he had cancelled morning coaching sessions, falsified the student register, left work early without permission, and had not provided allocated teaching hours the previous month. The claimant denied the allegations but was subsequently dismissed for gross misconduct in January 2021, which an appeal later upheld.

The Claimant had a longstanding agreement with the College that his “offsite time” would be scheduled on Friday afternoons so that he was able to leave early due to his three-hour journey home. The College also operated an informal practice whereby teachers would start the final lesson of the day during lunch so that they could finish early.

Despite the arrangements in place, the tribunal found that the College did not follow a fair disciplinary procedure in response to the allegations. It found that instead of considering the evidence, the College had “created a case to fit the desired outcome” and, had a fair process been followed, there was “no chance that the claimant would have been dismissed. At most, he may have received a warning.”

In the remedy judgment, the total award amounted to £53,400, comprising a basic award for unfair dismissal of £14,300 and compensatory award for loss of earnings of £39,000.


We have lots of exciting events coming up which we would love for you to be a part of.

To register your interest in any event, please email We look forward to seeing you there!

Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Industry and Re-cap of Employment Law Updates- May 2024Wednesday 22 May 2024

08:30 am – 10:00 am

Wakefield Trinity

Arrival from 08:30 am

Chadwick Lawrence and Hays Recruitment invite you to attend their Breakfast Seminar Event in Wakefield from 8:30am on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

The seminar will be focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) use in the Legal Industry and a re-cap of the Employment Law Update. Sam Pawson will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of AI and the effect of the new policy changes for employers.

Unlimited beverages and breakfast will be available from registration at 8:30am.

The presentation will start at 9:00am with a scheduled finish time of 10:00am.


This week, Gaia Hinchliffe from our corporate and commercial department has prepared an article on the importance of articles of association. For further information on this matter, please let us know and we will be happy to put you in touch with Gaia.

The Importance of Articles of Association


Through our relationship with Tailored Learning Solutions who provide mental health first aid courses in our business, we are now able to announce that we are running multiple courses at our Wakefield office including the following:

Mental Health First Aid (2 day course)

  • 26/27th June (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 25/26th Sept

Mental Health First Aid – Refresher (1/2 day workshop)

  • 24th September

Suicide First Aid – LITE (1/2 day workshop)

  • 25th June

Suicide First Aid – Understanding Suicide Intervention (1 day workshop)

  • 28th November

Mental Health for Managers Workshop (1 day workshop)

  • 14th October

The details of these sessions can be found at the Tailored Learning Solutions website:

If you would like further information and details of the cost for these events, please email

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