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Looking to expand your business?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Employment law solicitor, Employment law solution, Manchester, Altrincham, Stockport, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Warrington, CheshireFor all business owners looking to expand their business the process doesn’t begin and end with choosing the right person for the job.

Here at Anthony Robinson Solicitors we are here to provide you with a comprehensive range of services to ensure both your organisation and your prospective employee have the best start.

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Looking for specialist advice?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Services for the Medical ProfessionAre you looking for a solicitor who can also offer specialist advice? Here at Anthony Robinson Solicitors we are highly experienced in acting for doctors and medical professionals when they meet difficulties or face obstacles in their careers – We not only offer you quality advice and assistance, we also understand the importance of your career and issues you could face.

Our dedicated personal service and friendly knowledgeable approachable reassures clients they have found a trusted adviser whom they can rely on to act in their best interests.

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Conduct dismissal and medical reports

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

If an employee who is accused of serious dishonesty raises his health as an issue how far does this need to be taken into account? A recent case has highlighted that where an employee’s health may be affecting their conduct or performance an employer should take steps to investigate health issues before deciding whether or not to dismiss.

In British Telecommunications Plc v Daniels it was not disputed that the employee made repeated unauthorised use of his company vehicle, misused his company fuel card and repeatedly ordered items for which he had no work requirement. However he had been suffering from stress and depression for several years and his GP had recommended an occupational health report. The failure to adopt this recommendation meant that the dismissal was found to be unfair.

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How far will the courts enforce restrictive covenants?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Many people wonder whether there’s really anything an employer can do if a former employee starts taking away its clients. A recent case in the High Court (Safetynet Security Ltd v Coppage), has again emphasised that the Court is quite willing to enforce clauses restraining employees from poaching clients, even where the clause isn’t expressly limited to clients known to the employee.

This was something of a surprising decision, not because it’s unusual for the Courts to enforce such clauses but because such clauses must be no wider than reasonably necessary to protect the business interests of the employer, and arguably this was not so here.

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