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Compensation for Bullying: Am I Entitled to a Payout?

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Being bullied at work is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. But you may be entitled to a compensation payout for bullying.

Carrie Tennick, September 03, 2021

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Restrictive Covenants: What Are They?

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Restrictive covenants are sections of a contract that prevent you doing something. You're most likely to find them in employment and property contracts, so it pays to carefully read all contracts you enter into.

Carrie Tennick, August 26, 2021

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Redundancy: What Are My Rights?

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The prospect of losing your job is a hugely distressing one, so you should make sure you know what your redundancy rights are.

Carrie Tennick, January 08, 2021

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Claiming Unregistered Land

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It is possible to claim land that has not been registered to an owner or land that has been left unused by its owner. But there are rules you'll have to follow.

Carrie Tennick, December 18, 2020

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Dismissal During Probationary Period: The Legalities

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There are several different ways an employer can dismiss an employee – but do these same grounds for dismissal apply if you’re still in your probationary period?

Charlotte Todd, April 13, 2020

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What is a Disciplinary Hearing?

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What should your employer do to adhere to the rules and how can you prepare for a disciplinary meeting?

Carrie Tennick, February 11, 2020

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Gardening Leave: All the Details

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If you’ve ever resigned from a job and been instructed to spend your notice period at home rather than at work, you’ve been put on gardening leave.

First4Lawyers. Updated, September 12, 2019

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How to Take Someone to Small Claims Court

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Small claims courts are used for cases that involve low sums. Generally speaking, the court will deal with claims for less than £10,000

First4Lawyers, July 09, 2018

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