January

TP’s Corporate team advises leading UK healthcare business

Crewe-based Baywater Healthcare Ltd has been acquired by Bastide Group, a specialist in the sale and rental of home medical equipment in France, in a deal generating a 5x return for investors Duke Street and Souter Investments.

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Carillion - Are you affected?

Today the UK (and the world) woke to the news that Carillion plc has entered liquidation.

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When is it fair to dismiss an employee for failing to provide documents showing their “right to work” in the UK?

If an employer employs someone who does not have the right to work in the UK, it may be subject to a penalty of up to £20,000. However, the employer will have a “statutory excuse” if it can show it carried out certain documentary checks on the worker regarding their right to work. So, if the Home Office was to find that a worker did not in fact have the right to work in the UK, but their employer…

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Holding a protected conversation

We set out some key tips for employers when holding a “protected conversation”.

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Is it a breach of trust and confidence to mislead an employee about the reason for their dismissal?

In the case of Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at whether an employee was entitled to receive damages for his notice period after he resigned in these circumstances.

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