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The latest insolvency, commercial property, employment law, corporate law and legal news from BBM Solicitors

Settlement Agreements – Advice for Employees

Particularly in light of the current economic outlook, caused by the global pandemic,  many employees may find they are in receipt of a Settlement Agreement from their Employers. While we would hope the government’s proposed new furlough measures may assist to save jobs it is likely that some will still be lost.

This briefing aims to provide a simple summary of Settlement Agreements for employees.

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Redundancy - A Guide for Employers

Challenging Economic Times

Particularly in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, many employers will soon begin to reassess how they run their businesses and whether they can continue to trade in these challenging economic times. Even if an employer can stay afloat, it is likely that many will require to consider whether they still require all of their employees or whether a redundancy exercise should be considered. 

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Supreme Court holds no discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the ‘gay cake’ case

The Supreme Court has recently issued its decision in the long running ‘gay cake’ case, arguably the most well known discrimination case of recent times.  Whilst this case concerns a claim for discrimination arising out of the provision of goods and services, the same legal principles apply to employment cases and as such, this decision should be of interest to employees and employers alike, as well as members of the public generally.

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Decisions of the Supreme Court in Essop v Home Office & Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice

Background Facts

The case of Essop concerned claims of indirect age and/or race discrimination. The Claimants argued that BME candidates and those aged 35 and over had a proportionately lower pass rate than white/younger candidates in a Core Skills Assessment. In Naeem, Muslim prison chaplains brought claims for indirect discrimination on the basis that they had a lower average pay than Christian prison chaplains, who tended to be higher up the pay scale, having been employed for longer. 

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Decision: Court of Appeal in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

Decision of the Court of Appeal in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

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We have now moved to the next phase of our business continuity plan. Our offices have now closed for the foreseeable future and our Solicitors are working remotely from home. We continue to work hard for clients- just not in the office! We are praying that clients and contacts will be kept safe. We look forward to meeting face to face again in months to come all being well. Any new enquiries to your usual BBM contact or to