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    Peach Law are currently recruiting for an Employment Lawyer and a Legal Secretary. This is an exciting time to be part of a forward and fresh thinking business.

    Employment Lawyer
    Are you a 1-3 PQE employment solicitor? Looking at joining a company outside the traditional legal practice?

    Due to continued growth in the business, we are looking for an Employment Solicitor, ideally 1-3 years PQE, who can demonstrate initiative, creativity and has experience of dealing with respondents as well as claimants. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential and we are looking for candidates who focus on obtaining commercial solutions for clients. The ideal candidate will also contribute to driving the business forward. They will be involved in supporting the Managing Director together with growing their own caseload. They will assist the team in providing a full range of employment advice.

    Legal Secretary/PA
    Are you a Legal Secretary/PA? Looking for part-time work? We are looking for someone to work part-time, who can hit the ground running with enthusiasm and efficiency.

    We are looking for someone with excellent IT skills, able to audio/copy type with high quality administrative experience. The role will involve working closely with the Managing Director to assist with all aspects of the smooth running of the office and the development of the business including basic bookkeeping duties.

    Experience as a Legal Secretary is desirable with excellent interpersonal, organisational, verbal and written communication skills.

    Interested?
    If you are interested in these fantastic opportunities, feel you have the suitable skills and want to join a vibrant and exciting new team, please send your CV and a covering letter to hello@peachlaw.co.uk and apply now!

    The annual works Christmas party is as chance to get together with colleagues and meet with people you may not normally interact with in the workplace. It is an opportunity to boost morale and a chance to let your hair down at the end of the year.

    But at what cost?? At the risk of sounding like Scrooge, the works Christmas party has thrown up (excuse the pun!) a few costly issues for many businesses. How are you managing the risk of a possible tribunal claim? In the summer, the Supreme Court found that Employment Tribunal Fees were unlawful, it is therefore expected that there will be a rise in the number of claims brought. Are you doing all you can to ensure that you are not having to defend one of them?

    Common issues that arise from the works Christmas party are;
    • Inappropriate behaviour including sexual harassment- was there a complaint of someone brushing their hand over someone’s leg?
    • Conflict between employees, arguments and punch ups are known to happen after consuming too much alcohol.
    • Employees making inappropriate comments to the boss.
    • Complaining to the line manager about not being paid enough or not getting a bonus.
    • Remarks referring to a colleague’s sex, race, religion, belief, disability or sexual orientation.

    What can you do?
    • Set expectations at the start. Employees must understand what is acceptable and what it not. They need to know that the party is an extension of the workplace and highlighting the likely consequences of such behaviour.
    • Be sensible about how much alcohol you are providing. Everyone’s tolerances are different and will react differently.
    • Think about how your employees are getting home safely from the event.
    • Think carefully about making the event as inclusive as possible, so that everyone can enjoy it.
    • If you do receive a complaint about the conduct of an employee, it will be important to investigate the matter, bearing in mind people’s memories may not be clear after consuming alcohol. Ensure that you follow your policy and procedure for such issues.
    • Ensure that you have robust policies and procedures in place and that these are effectively communicated to staff.

    Finally, we hope you do enjoy the festive period and take the opportunity to get to know your colleagues! However, if things don’t go to plan, give us a call on 0161 478 3800.

    On Tuesday 28 November 2017 we hosted a GDPR breakfast seminar. Our speaker Greg Walsh was able to give his expert opinion on the hotly anticipated legislation!

    Attendees stated that it was “very easy to understand and not full of legal speak” as well as one saying that they have “been to a couple of GDPR presentations but this was easier to understand”!

    Thank you to everyone who attended!

    If you would like to be included in our mailing list for further seminars please email hello@peachlaw.co.uk!

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