Fletcher Day August 2016 Newsletter
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Impact of Brexit in the workplace

From both an employer and employee perspective, it is important to be aware of the implications of certain types of behaviour within the workplace following the result of the EU Referendum.

The consultancy firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) are advising four companies in respect of staff who have lodged legal complaints over angry clashes in the office and on social media following Brexit. Read more...

How to get your money……£53 million of it

The newspapers have been awash with news of the former Pirelli model Christina Estrada being awarded the largest ‘needs’ payment made by an English Court, £53 million, from her wealthy husband Dr Sheik Walid Juffali.

The couple married in Dubai in 2001 with Estrada giving up her modelling career to become a full time wife and has not returned to work since. The couple have one daughter together, aged 13 and is being privately educated in the UK. Juffali’s wealth derived from his family business that involved the supply of electricity and telecommunications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read more...

How are Employers protected against false claims of discrimination at the Recruitment stage?

The impact of the Brexit is still resonating in peoples ears, and many in the employment field are saying that EC Rules and Directives that currently apply, will have no place in the UK, once we formally leave the EU, however, we are a long way off that date, and for now all rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will continue to have direct effect on our domestic employment law. Read more...

Tribunal’s power to increase awards for injury to feelings in line with inflation

The case of AA Solicitors Limited v Majid[2016] UKEAT/0217/1 concerned the question as to whether the Employment Tribunal were  able to take into account the effect of inflation when making awards for injury to feelings, without having to wait for further guidance from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

When an employee is successful in a claim for discrimination or harassment, the Employment Tribunal will make an order for compensation and this will usually include an award to cover injury to feelings. Read more...

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

On the evening of the Brexit vote, and despite the horrendous weather and ensuing travel chaos, Fletcher Day’s Summer Party nonetheless took place.

A variety of the firm’s clients attended at our new offices in Mayfair and joined us for a few glasses of wine, and canapes. Read more...

Vandna Sharma joins Fletcher Day from a boutique practice in Kingston-Upon-Thames and deals with all aspects of Family law including, divorce, financial settlement and arrangements for children.

Vandna adopts a constructive approach to help separating couples through a difficult time, and has a particular focus on matters involving complex financial issues including those with an international element, and for non-married couples. She also has experience in dealing with issues surrounding children and domestic violence. Read more...

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