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Keep up to date with all that’s happening here at BPE, and read about the latest trends and issues in the law profession.

Employment

How far back can employees seek to claim untaken statutory holiday?

Katy Ponsford looks at a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case highlighting an employee’s right to carry over annual leave and claim payment in lieu of holiday upon termination of employment. This recent case increasing the period over which an employee can carry over holiday could be quite costly for employers, where their employees have been off work on long term sick.

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Employment

Can an employee bring an individual to a disciplinary meeting outside of their statutory or contractual entitlement?

We receive many inquiries from our clients regarding the right of an employee to be accompanied to meetings as part of a disciplinary or grievance process. The recent case of Stevens v University of Birmingham highlights the importance of giving proper consideration of an employee’s request, rather than relying on the contractual or statutory entitlement.

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One Month to Go!

The BPE cycling team - Senior Partner, John Workman, with Partner, Tim Williams, Associate Solicitor, Matt Jackson, and Solicitor, Kathryn Johnston - are training hard for September's Extra Mile Challenge!

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