Sexual harassment in the workplace is sadly not as rare as one would hope but, with the right legal advice, there is no reason why anyone should put up with it. In a recent case, a woman whose infatuated boss subjected her to unwelcome sexualised behaviour secured more than £30,000 in compensation (Shotton v Mark Harris Upholstery Limited and Another). Continue reading →
People have all sorts of reasons for choosing not to eat meat, and that prompted an Employment Tribunal (ET) to rule that vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice, rather than a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010. Continue reading →
Traps for the unwary lurk within many old title deeds and that is one reason why you should never buy or sell land without taking professional advice. A High Court case in point concerned a plot of land that was subject to a decades-old diktat that it must only be used as a motor garage. Continue reading →
The first Wednesday of every November marks National Stress Awareness Day.
Healys are proud to support the #NSAD campaign and are dedicated to the promotion of discussion around stress in the workplace.
We see National Stress Awareness Day as an opportunity for organisations to reflect on whether they are fulfilling their duty as an employer to manage stress within the workplace and the potential impact this can have on their business. Continue reading →
A failure to diagnose commonplace medical conditions can have consequences that last a lifetime. However, as a High Court case showed, expert legal advice can ensure that fair compensation is paid if the worst happens. Continue reading →
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) must be met ‘without undue delay and, in any event, within one month of receipt of the request’ – unless an extension is agreed. Continue reading →
Couple Overcome ‘One House’ Restriction to Build New Home in Their Garden
New homes built in the grounds of existing residences make a valuable contribution to meeting burgeoning housing demand. However, as a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) showed, restrictions lurking in antique title deeds can stand in the way of such projects. Continue reading →
Stories of misdiagnosis of cancer and other serious illnesses, features in the news frequently. The number of incidents of this type of medical negligence has grown considerably in the past 5 years. Continue reading →