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Schoolgirl Awarded £15,000 in Damages for Sexual Harassment

A teenage schoolgirl wins £15,000 in damages for sexual harassment after she was targeted by her boss at Pizza Hut, in Stratford East London. The 16 year old teenager had taken on her first ever job at Pizza Hut in 2016, working 10 hours per week as a receptionist. Employment Judge Catrin Lewis described the…

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Advice For Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave

Advice For Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave Going back to work after maternity leave can be a daunting prospect. Mentally, childbirth can be a very challenging period for the mother and the idea of working again may not feel as appealing as it did when you left to have your baby. There can…

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Yunus Lunat joins Acas HR Masterclass Conference 2018

Our head of Employment Law Department Yunus Lunat, will be joining the Acas HR Masterclass Conference 2018, advising on workplace inclusivity: “Beyond Diversity- what real inclusion in the work place looks like.” Yunus is a long standing member here at Ison Harrison Solicitors, and has more than 15 years’ experience, specialising in inclusivity in the…

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Formula One Mechanic Suffers Broken Leg During Race

There are thousands of accidents in the workplace every year, but rarely do millions of people across the globe witness a workplace accident happen live on television. The victim of the accident in question was Francesco Cigarini and the reason millions of people saw him break his leg live was because it happened during a…

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I’m a Casual Worker and Had an Accident at Work – What Do I Do?

Winter is often a time when the opportunity to gain casual work increases, as companies look to meet the demands of the festive season and beyond. They may take on these staff using a variety of means, but this mix of recruitment methods can cause confusion for workers if something goes wrong. Here, we make…

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A Guide to TUPE and What It Could Mean for You

Often, the first time an employee will encounter the TUPE Regulations is in the context of a redundancy situation. It’s certainly a complex area- but what do the regulations mean in practice? Yunus Lunat, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Ison Harrison, makes sense of the rules here. TUPE stands for Transfer of Undertakings…

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Do’s and Dont’s at the Office Christmas Party

The festive season is approaching and chances are so is your company’s Christmas party. Even though you may be physically out of the office, normal rules apply. The venue you’re at is an extension of the workplace for the purposes of the employment legislation: you are expected to conduct yourself to the usual standards expected of…

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Settlement Agreement Advice for Employers

Settlement agreements (previously known as ‘compromise agreements’) enable an employee’s contract to be terminated, usually with a financial incentive being offered to the employee in return for them waiving their right to bring claims in an employment tribunal. Why should I consider using a settlement agreement? Settlement agreements are common where an employee is leaving…

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#DiscriminateNoMum Campaign: Maternity Discrimination Q&A With Yunus Lunat

This month we’ve launched a campaign to help stamp out maternity discrimination in the workplace. Our Head of Employment,Yunus Lunat, details how important this campaign is and how he hopes it will encourage more women to come forward. Tell us about the #DiscriminateNoMum campaign… The #DiscriminateNoMum campaign hopes to raise awareness around maternity discrimination and…

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Ison Harrison Launches #DiscriminateNoMum Campaign

This month, we are launching a “Discriminate No Mum” campaign to help stamp out maternity discrimination in the workplace: #DiscriminateNoMum Ison Harrison has experienced several recent cases where clear maternity discrimination has taken place. We have represented clients in tribunal cases where women have been selected for redundancy who are either currently pregnant, or who have…