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Discrimination compensation set to increase

Compensation for all types of discrimination is unlimited (unlike most unfair dismissal cases, where there is a statutory cap). Most of the highest compensation awards in discrimination cases comprise substantial loss of earnings and future loss of earnings awards. Gill Switalski, for example, secured a multi million pound settlement of her sex discrimination claim against…

Moratoriums – where are we now ?

There are currently a number of legal moratoriums in existence in England and Wales which were introduced by the Government by way of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and ancillary regulations in order to provide some level of protection to the public and the economy from the worst effects…

Why can’t Uber drivers claim unfair dismissal?

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Uber case has brought to the spotlight the issue of employment status for thousands of workers.  It has been an unfortunate fact of life for many workers that their employers have been able to use legal precedents and authorities dating back decades to deny them their most basic employment…

Bullying in the workplace

Bullying does not always remain in the playground. For some, bullying continues into adult life such as in the workplace. Although there is a fine line between tough management and an abusive one there can be times where this line is crossed. Bullying is not limited to unwanted conduct by management as it can also…

Telling children about separation and divorce

One in three children will see their parents separate or divorce before they reach their 16th birthday.  Telling your child is one of the hardest conversations that a parent will have.  Many parents will be unsure how to manage the situation and put their child’s best interests first.  It is important to remember that as…

Making decisions about divorce when children are involved

Divorce is never easy, but when children are involved the emotional cost is far dearer. Understandably, divorcing parents are often concerned about the impact a divorce will have on their children and there are also a range of decisions that must be made about children’s welfare during the process. Our family solicitors are members of…

I want a divorce – what do I need to do?

Divorce is not a situation many people plan to be in and, as such, it is common to feel unprepared when faced with it. While divorce is often a complex and emotional process, understanding the steps that need to be taken can help you feel more in control. This article will give a brief outline…

When do you need a solicitor for divorce?

January is notoriously a tough month for many, with cold weather and long nights combining with the post-Christmas blues to create a fair amount of misery. Additionally, as most divorce solicitors will tell you, January is also one of the most common months for couples to separate and, with the added ‘lockdown effect’, January 2021…

Good Divorce Week 2020

Linder Myer Solicitors is supporting Good Divorce Week 2020 by offering free 30 minute consultations to those considering divorce from November 30th to December 4th. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, a…

Linder Myers to provide free employment law advice to Greater Manchester employees hit hardest by the pandemic

Linder Myers Solicitors has partnered with The Growth Company and Citizens Advice Manchester to ensure that Greater Manchester’s workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic can access free legal advice from select law firms across the region. During this period of uncertainty, many people across Greater Manchester are worried about their employment, from…

Remembering Liam O’Neill

All at Linder Myers were shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of William (“Liam”) O’Neill, the firm’s much loved in-house Counsel.  Liam joined Rowlands Solicitors (later to be acquired by Linder Myers) in 1988 having trained in the Property Department of Manchester City Council where he had qualified as a Fellow of the Institute…

Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel – redundancy claims

Mercure staff based at the Altrincham Bowden Hotel are being made redundant after the hotel will cease to trade on the 31st October 2020. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individuals, particularly those who have been made redundant because of a business collapse. Redundancies in these…

Total Glass redundancies and protective awards

Total Glass – redundancy claims Over 100 Total Glass employees are facing redundancy due to the collapse of the Knowsley-based company. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when its a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be…

Bredbury Hall redundancies and protective awards

Bredbury Hall – redundancy claims We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Bredbury Hall in Stockport, following its parent company, Newco Ventures Limited, falling into administration.  The business had been forced to closed its doors following the restrictions placed on the hospitality industry back in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,…

Can my employer change my working hours?

By law, all employers must provide their employees with a written statement of the terms and conditions of their employment – including normal working hours. However, you may find your employer wants to change your working hours. So the question is: can they do this? To begin, it’s important to note that an employment contract…

Linder Myers leads in Legal 500 rankings

Linder Myers Solicitors has again been ranked as a leading firm in the North West by the Legal 500. Our employment team has been ranked tier one and tier five for their work for employees and employers respectively. Additionally, head of department and principal lawyer Alan Lewis has been recognised as a ‘leading individual’ based…

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