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We have one of the largest, best-qualified and most experienced teams of employment law specialists in the north and north-east of Scotland, providing expert, pragmatic and innovative solutions.

The team works with businesses and senior individuals to manage all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues in sectors including energy, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, higher education, IT, professional services and the Third Sector.

With extensive credentials including acting for major employers and valuable in-house experience our employment team has a detailed understanding of the issues facing business and how they might best be addressed in order to manage risk and achieve your objectives.

Tailoring practical solutions which directly address what matters our employment team has an enviable track record of success for corporate and senior individual clients, and continues to grow to support the needs of our clients in a rapidly changing work environment.

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To make an enquiry, please contact a member of staff below or call 01224 845 845

David Chalmers

David Chalmers

Partner, Employment

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 817
E:david.chalmers@stronachs.com

Anya Duncan

Anya Duncan

Partner, Employment

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 907
E:anya.duncan@stronachs.com
Massaging the Law: Establishing Unlawful Harassment

Massaging the Law: Establishing Unlawful…

Thursday 19th September 2019

The Equality Act provides protection against “harassment” which is defined as “unwanted conduct” which is either “related to a relevant protected characteristic” (such as gender) or which is  “of a...

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I want to break free ...

I want to break free ...

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

I want to break free – good news for employers on enforceability of restrictive covenants There is an inherent conflict between an employer’s desire to prevent key personnel from competing with...

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Enforceability of Illegal Contracts of Employment

Enforceability of Illegal Contracts of E…

Monday 12th August 2019

In Okedina v Chikale, the Court of Appeal recently considered the question of whether a contract of employment could be said to be illegal due to the operation of immigration...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: “all reasonable steps”?

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: “all…

Friday 26th July 2019

On 11 July the Government Equalities office issued a consultation document [https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-sexual-harassment-in-the-workplace] setting out proposals and options for the reform of the law relating to sexual harassment in the workplace...

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Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin July

Our Opinion - AGCC Bulletin July

Tuesday 9th July 2019

New technology : New impacts on the workplace Employment partner, Eric Gilligan, is featured in July's edition of the Business Bulletin - published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. 

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Perception Discrimination: A Warning for Employers

Perception Discrimination: A Warning for…

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

It is now common, in scenarios where employers and employees come into conflict about the impact of some incapacity which the employee may have, for the employee to claim that...

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Shared Parental Leave Decision has Major Implications for both Employers and Employees

Shared Parental Leave Decision has Major…

Monday 10th June 2019

In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd and Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall, the Court of Appeal considered whether it was unlawful discrimination to pay men on shared parental...

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The Challenge of Balancing the Duty of Care with the Obligation not to Discriminate

The Challenge of Balancing the Duty of C…

Thursday 30th May 2019

For employers, balancing the duty of care towards employees with the obligation not to discriminate against individuals on the grounds of disability can sometimes be a challenging task. Employers will...

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New Regulations on Holiday Pay ... Good Work or a Missed Opportunity?

New Regulations on Holiday Pay ... Good …

Monday 20th May 2019

There are few more vexed questions in employment law than the proper calculation of holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations. Unfortunately the answer is not getting much easier for...

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An end to a Life Sentence of Unemployment?

An end to a Life Sentence of Unemploymen…

Thursday 9th May 2019

It has recently been reported that the Home Secretary, Sajit Javid, is considering reviewing the rules that allow employers to be alerted to the criminal history of prospective applicants. This...

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It Wasn’t Me – An Update on Vicarious Liability of Employers

It Wasn’t Me – An Update on Vicarious Li…

Thursday 18th April 2019

Vicarious liability is the principle of law which allows an employer to be held liable for the actions of its employees, even where there is no wrongdoing on the part...

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Lessons in Discrimination Law

Lessons in Discrimination Law

Tuesday 9th April 2019

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in the case of The Governing Body of Tywyn Primary School v Mr M Aplin considered the disciplinary process undertaken by a Primary...

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Year 2 Gender Pay Gap Reporting ... Is that you Dave?

Year 2 Gender Pay Gap Reporting ... Is t…

Friday 15th March 2019

Private sector employers with more than 250 employees must publish their Gender Pay Gap Report by 4th April 2019. This is the second year of the operation of the new...

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Let’s Keep This Between You and Me

Let’s Keep This Between You and Me

Sunday 10th March 2019

New Government Consultation on Confidentiality Clauses Following the report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Commission which we discussed in our Insight of...

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Age shall not wither her (nor prevent her claiming age discrimination)

Age shall not wither her (nor prevent he…

Friday 15th February 2019

The recent Employment Tribunal decision in the case of Jolly v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has been in the news partly due to the fact that the Claimant (aged...

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You’ve come a long way, baby

You’ve come a long way, baby

Thursday 31st January 2019

There appears to be continuing momentum behind moves to extend legal protections for women against pregnancy and maternity discrimination. This has been fuelled by a number of recent reports providing...

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