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Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings

Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is never easy, especially if the former spouses have been together for some time and the finances have meshed together. It can take quite some time to untangle the various strands, including joint accounts, who gets the house, and a fair division…

What to do if you get a bad reference from a previous employer

Most job offers given are conditional upon receiving a satisfactory reference. It is important to carefully consider the wording of a job offer made to you. If it does not stipulate that the offer is subject to a reference (or another condition e.g. passing a criminal record check or proof of academic qualifications etc.), then…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Significant surge in divorces

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to take its toll, many people are continuing to see a notable impact on their personal lives. Recent studies have found that the pandemic is creating enormous pressure on relationships, with an expected surge in divorces impending. In the first weekend of September, views on the Citizens Advice divorce page were up…

Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own.  A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy. …

Redundancy rockets in the UK

As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June.  Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the…

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