Constructive Dismissal: Why Your Resignation May Not Leave You Snookered

June 30, 2016 Recently we have been seeing a rise in higher-end employment disputes involving employees who have resigned in precarious circumstances, and often abruptly. Typically, the employee has reached the point where they simply cannot take it anymore, and has resigned before discussing and solidifying their payout. The employer will then shut them down […]

When Work Becomes a War Zone: The Practicalities of Sexual Harassment

May 30, 2015 In our experience, most sexual harassment claims are not what you’d expect. More often than not, there hasn’t been any instance of blatant groping or blazen propositions, but only more subtle conduct, such as an inappropriate joke or holding a gaze to the point of awkwardness. The common forum seems to be […]

Fraying Restraint of Trade and Non Compete Clauses

A case we were involved in recently has highlighted yet again some important points about the effectiveness of restraints of trade or non compete clauses in employment contracts. In this case, it was alleged that an employee had established a company during her employment, and diverted business to the new company – which was in […]