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Olympic cyclist, Jess Varnish, made claims at the Manchester Employment Tribunal that she was subject to unlawful detriments having made protected disclosures (a.k.a. whistle blown). This centred on the termination and non-renewal of her Podium Performance Agreement when she was a professional cyclist with the GB Cycling team.

But she never got as far as finding out whether her claim was valid, because the tribunal found that she was not an “employee” or a “worker” and so didn’t have the correct employment status to bring the whistleblowing claim at all.

But the challenges wouldn’t have ended there. More...

When an employee raises a grievance against another member of staff, it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that they investigate the matter thoroughly and take the appropriate action in accordance with the law.

In a recent case that has been widely reported in the national media, we represented the manager of a well-known Cardiff club who was allegedly assaulted at their company Christmas party by another member of staff and suffered potentially life changing injuries.

We are absolutely thrilled for Mollys’ success at the Employment Tribunal and delighted to have been able to support her at such a difficult time. More...

When making a case, we believe it is important for our clients to have as much information as possible. So, in this post, Gemma Bailey, an Associate in the Employment Department at Howells Solicitors, shares the most common conversations she has with clients. She says: “If I were to tell you the top 3 things I say to my clients, it would be these.” More...

 

If a friend or family member has passed away, then you’re likely to want to pay your respects and attend their funeral. But what happens if this is arranged during the working week? 

Here our probate solicitors outline your rights to funeral leave: More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com