Entries by Donna Reynolds

Does the Advocate General’s Opinion give you (pregnant) pause for thought?

Pregnant workers have four main legal rights: paid time off for antenatal care maternity leave maternity pay or maternity allowance protection against unfair treatment, discrimination and dismissal during the protected period. In Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others (Case C-102/16) a case currently before the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Sharpston has given […]

FREE EVENT: Are you sure your contractors are genuinely self-employed?

Employment status (worker, employee, self-employed, director or contractor) affects employment rights and employer responsibilities in the workplace. Thanks to recent high profile cases including Uber, Pimlico Plumbers and Deliveroo employment status is the hot topic of the moment. There are various legal challenges being brought in relation to the status of individuals working in the […]

FREE EVENT: Don’t be left holding the baby: 5 things you need to know about maternity leave and shared parental leave

Shared Parental Leave provides an opportunity for parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose to care for a new arrival to the family. Eligible employees can decide whether the benefits of shared parental leave will work for them and how it could be used alongside, or instead of, traditional maternity […]

FREE EVENT: Controlling Social Media in the Workplace

Employment Tribunals have seen an increase in the number of cases related to internet and email misuse, and employers are right to be increasingly concerned about personal use of social media by employees. Employment law is one of the most complex and fastest developing areas of law where small mistakes can be costly, and with […]

When Office Romance Turns Fifty Shades Darker

It’s no surprise that so many of us meet  our significant other at work; we spend a lot of time with our work colleagues and often more time than we spend engaged in personal activities. However, cupid’s arrow doesn’t always strike it lucky and not everyone gets their happily ever. Office romances can often be […]

Head over heels for workplace dress code policies?

If you had forgotten the furore in 2015 when Nicola Thorp was sent home from work, without pay, after refusing an instruction to buy a pair of shoes with at last a two-inch heel to replace the flat shoes she had worn to work, then you may have been reminded of it this morning. A Report […]

Your mobile phone or your business?

The vast majority of employers have a policy on the use of personal mobile phones in the workplace where, typically, they either place an outright ban on employees using mobile phones during working hours or personal use is restricted to certain times of the day for example, during breaks or in the case of an […]


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Fife Business Awards 2017

AND THE NOMINATIONS ARE. . .  There’s still plenty of nail biting to go, but the first leg of the eagerly anticipated Fife Business Awards 2017 is over, with the shortlist announced for each of the 11 categories.  Here at CCW we are delighted that a number of our clients appear on the nomination list, […]