As a leader at the helm of a growing business, the last thing you need to be dealing with are complaints about noise, vibrations or smells. By speaking with an expert, we've produced a simple guide on steering clear of them.
Since April 2014 a number of changes to claims issued and defended in employment tribunals have been introduced: potential claimants must refer their claim to ACAS first; fees must be paid; and, in circumstances where the employer’s behaviour is deemed to be malicious or have aggravating features, they may be obliged to pay a financial penalty (anything between £100 and £5000) to the government.
The introduction of tribunal fees has caused a massive fall in the number of claims, according to a Trades Union Congress (TUC) report published today.
To make a professional negligence claim you need to show that a professional’s work fell below the normal standard. But that is not all: a key component of any professional negligence claim is to show loss.
According to the UK Government, between April 2011 and March 2012 there were 186,300 Employment Tribunal cases in the UK, in which the median compensation claim for an unfair dismissal cost each business £4,560.
When a business is failing, bills are not being paid and problems are getting worse – it’s time to seek help and professional advice at the earliest possible opportunity. This is particularly important when business is still continuing; a director can be accused of ‘wrongful trading’ or ‘fraudulent trading’. In both cases the directors are at risk of being held personally liable for the debts.