We are delighted to announce that Barrett and Co has once again been rated as one of the three best employment law solicitors in Reading. Three Best Rated  gave Barrett and Co five stars and have rated us as one of the top three law solicitors in Reading. Three Best Rated is an independent website…

On 28th September, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force. The Regulations require all workers to notify their employer if they are required to self-isolate and they are due to undertake any work from a location that is not where they are self-isolating. This will usually be the employee’s home,…

With “Independence Day” on July 4th symbolising an end to Covid-19 lockdown, employees are still nervous about returning to work indoors. Can my employer force me to return to the office? Before coronavirus, the answer to this question would be yes. Most employment contracts require a person to be available for work at a specific…

Football coach Bob Higgins has been found guilty of criminal abuse, but are his employers, Southampton FC also liable to his victims in a civil claim? The former youth football coach was found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault recently and his conviction will allow a Football Association review into child sex abuse allegations…

It is illegal to make recruitment decisions based on gender, race, religion, age, disability, marriage status or sexual orientation unless the job reasonably requires that specific characteristic. Positive discrimination is the attempt to address under-representation from certain groups by encouraging applications from those groups and is particularly prevalent in the public sector. In a recent…

What’s the best solicitors in Reading? When you are looking for a solicitors that you know is good, then you can often get a picture of a law firm from their Google Reviews. When they have a lot of good or great reviews then you can feel confident that they are a firm you can…

It’s very hard sometimes to keep up with all the legal implications of running a business. That’s why helping business owners with their contracts of employment and Statutory Sick Pay policies keeps me busy… So here’s a quick and brief summary for you on Statutory Sick Pay and who is entitled to it and when….

Clients often come to us having been handed a wad of paper, full of legal jargon, conspicuously titled “settlement agreement”. This can be an unnerving moment, even when it is expected. So, what is a settlement agreement? Put simply, a settlement agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to compromise an employee’s…

Jess Varnish v British Cycling and UK Sport The long running dispute between Jess Varnish and British Cycling/UK Sport is to be heard before Manchester Employment Tribunal next week, with Varnish having begun legal proceedings after claiming that she was dropped from the UK’s elite cycling programme after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio…

Do you own of run a company and are you worried that you’re not up to date with all the legal red tape? If you haven’t had a business legal MOT for a while or you’re worried about gaps in your company’s legal cover, then our specialist business solicitor and Partner, Martin Reynolds, may be…

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