In the UK there was previously a Default Retirement Age set at 65. An employer would be allowed to retire an employee once they reached 65 without explanation. However, this law is now being phased out.
If your employer did not notify you that you were to be retired before 6 April 2011 then the Default Retirement Age will NOT apply to you. (More…)
Domestic violence is usually linked to physical abuse. However domestic abuse can also be sexual, emotional or psychological. Abuse can include many things, such as harassment, financial control or psychological games. It is rarely a one-off incident and in most cases there is a long running pattern of controlling behaviour. (More…)
The right to see your grandchildren is not currently protected under UK law.
Many find it shocking that grandparents have no legal right to apply for contact with their grandchildren, particularly as research suggests grandparents continue to play a pivotal role in families, often providing childcare and financial support. Grandparents may seek legal advice or instruct a family solicitor after a parental separation, but as the law provides no recognition of their role in a family, this is often a lengthy and expensive process with no guaranteed results. (More…)
Pregnancy is a hugely important time in a women’s life, however, some may fear that it will affect their position in the work place. UK employment law is designed to safeguard against this happening.
A pregnant employee has four key rights (More…)
An increasing number of couples are choosing to live together without entering into a marriage or civil partnership. Many people believe that should such relationships end, they will be afforded protection by the law in terms of rights over property. However, such relationships are not recognised as having any legal standing, despite what many people think; there is no such thing as a common law wife or husband under UK family law. (More…)