The loss of a loved one is never easy, especially when it is followed by having to deal with lots of paperwork. The process of administering an estate can be daunting but, here at QualitySolicitors Knight Polson, we have put together some advice to help guide you.
In the case of Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority , an Employment Tribunal has held that an NHS Trust failed to make reasonable adjustments for its employee who was undergoing treatment for throat cancer. The Trust’s requirement that the employee attend a competitive interview during a period of redeployment was discriminatory.
A simpler and faster fee remission process has been developed by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Fee remission is available to individuals in receipt of benefits or on a low income which may create a barrier to justice as they are unable to pay Court or Tribunal fees.
In May 2015, the Government took steps to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. Such clauses prevented workers from seeking work from other employers limiting the individual’s potential earning capacity. Due to the wide-spread use of zero hours contracts by employers on the basis they do not guarantee work, such clauses have been dubbed unreasonable and an abuse of power. Whilst the introduction of a ban on exclusivity clauses was welcomed, there was no power to enforce a ban.