Legal Advice Employment Law In Leeds

Legal Advice Employment Law – Solicitors; Are you an employer seeking expert legal advice on employment and commercial law specialists in Leeds? Then don?t hesitate to call the highly qualified and experienced professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discover how our dedicated team could advise guide assist and represent your organisation in a diverse range of employment matters and disputes from drafting policies managing negotiations alternative dispute resolution and legal representation at employment tribunal and court hearings.

On Thursday 7 July 2011 Worcester News published an article reporting that "A teacher sacked from a Worcester school has lost a tribunal for unfair dismissal".

The article goes on to say that "We reported that Kathleen Fellows claim the Tudor Grange Academy Worcester sacked her after she raised concerns that health and safety procedures were lax. Mrs Fellows claimed that registers of vulnerable pupils would not be taken properly and she was ignored when she raised her fears about the vulnerability of a Thai girl who could speak no English and a lower ability girl who burnt her finger on curling tongs."

It further explains that "At an employment tribunal in Birmingham Mrs Fellows aged 62 said she was dismissed from her job as a hairdressing tutor in January 2010 after just one term because she was a whistle-blower. However the Bilford Road school said Mrs Fellows was sacked because she was a poor teacher not teach the BTEC course in hairdressing."

Has a former employee brought an unfair dismissal claim against you to an employment tribunal for which you now require expert advice and representation from employment and commercial law specialists in Leeds? Then you should consult with the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors over a no obligation call to discover how our extremely dedicated team could assist in alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve the issues as quickly and cost effectively as possible for your company or provide robust legal representation at tribunal hearings when litigation is unavoidable always striving to protect the best interests of your company.

It is reported in the above-mentioned article that "The tribunal unanimously agreed that Mrs Fellows was not unfairly dismissed. They also agreed she had not made qualifying protected disclosures – which is necessary for a whistle-blower to be protected in law."

In light of new changes in employment law with regards to whistleblowing taking effect on 25 June 2013 it is important that employers update their policies.

Employers should ensure that their whistleblowing policy covers protected disclosures made ‘in the public interest’and explain what constitutes a protected disclosure. They should also remove the requirement in a whistleblowing policy that disclosures must be made ‘in good faith’.

Another change includes whistle-blower is now being protected from suffering detriment bullying or harassment from another employee and employer’s should update policies to make it clear that mistreating a whistle-blower is unacceptable conduct.

The highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could offer you the legal advice and expert assistance that you need in a diverse range of employment and commercial law matters to help your organisation in Leeds manage and resolve issues in the least time consuming and the most cost-effective way possible; so call our advisers today to discuss further on: 0113 200 9720.


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