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Our highly experienced employment lawyers simplify the often confusing raft of employment law and offer protective support to both employees and employers, from SMEs to multinationals across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  

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Monica Atwal

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  • 07 March 2019
  • Employment

‘Why question the power of women to lead?’

Women taking leadership roles is often portrayed these days as a ground-breaking development, something achieved through relatively recent laws and strong social pressure about equality of opportunity.

  • 19 December 2018
  • Employment

Recruiters warned of potential liability during Christmas

Recruiters who plan to enjoy the holiday season with colleagues at a party or two should take a tip from a recent court case that suggests the party isn’t necessarily over even when off-site or out of the formal work environment. Highlighted by the recent Court of Appeal decision in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment, a business can be found to be liable for the acts of its staff even after the organised Christmas party is over under certain conditions.

  • 22 November 2018
  • Employment

Can AI be ethical?

Most people at work will be more affected by Artificial Intelligence in the future than they realise.

  • 15 November 2018
  • Employment

Diversity: it’s fundamental to business success

Embracing diversity enhances business resilience – and the UK can lead the way, says Clarkslegal’s Monica Atwal

  • 08 November 2018
  • Employment

Key Parental Bereavement Questions

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act, which received Royal Assent earlier this year, is expected to come into force in 2020. The Act introduces a new statutory right to time off work for employed parents following the loss of a child, enabling the parent to grieve and easing recovery.

  • 26 October 2018
  • Employment

Whistleblowing detriment: Personal liability for individual decision makers

In Timis v Osipov, the Court of Appeal held that two directors were personally liable for detrimental treatment following protected disclosures even where the detriment in question amounted to a dismissal. The claimant was dismissed by International Petroleum Limited (IPL) after making a number of protected disclosures on issues relating to poor corporate governance.

Clarkslegal’s innovative approach to solving complex cases is consistent; their quality standards are extremely high and their staff are efficient and friendly – overall 11/10!”

Carrol Douglas-Welsh, Head of Employee Relations – Scottish and Southern Energy

Deborah quickly evaluated the situation and recommended an alternative route, getting the matter resolved in just a few weeks. I would highly recommend Deborah and my company has now moved our HR support to Clarkslegal.