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Legal 500 2015

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The “banter” defence – does it ever succeed?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the word “banter” fills employment lawyers and tribunals with dread.  In reality, there is no such thing as the “banter defence” save as some sort of urban myth. Cases in which a witness says things like “it was only banter”...

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Holidays during lockdown – what are your rights?

We are all thinking of holidays now that the weather has warmed up. But how has furlough, and the lockdown, affected workers’ rights to annual leave? Catherine Urquhart explains the new rules for lockdown leave Introduction – our existing rights to annual leave As a...

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