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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

Eric Gilligan

Eric Gilligan

Partner, Head of Employment

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 981
E:eric.gilligan@stronachs.com

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
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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You’re The One That I Want – The Issue of Substitution and Employment Status

You’re The One That I Want – The Issue o…

Thursday 24th January 2019

With increasing numbers of people engaged in more unconventional and innovative working arrangements and with individuals becoming more aware of their rights and entitlements, the difficulty in determining “employment status”...

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New Year, New Commitments to Tackle Sexual Harassment

New Year, New Commitments to Tackle Sexu…

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Despite the apparently all-consuming BREXIT agenda the Government has just announced a package of measures designed to tackle sexual harassment at work. The topic has, no doubt, been pushed up...

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We’ve Got To Work It Out – Government Response to the Taylor Review

We’ve Got To Work It Out – Government Re…

Tuesday 8th January 2019

In July 2017, an independent but government sponsored review of modern working practices was published by Matthew Taylor, which put forward a number of recommendations on the issues arising out...

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Never let me go – can you dismiss employees receiving permanent health insurance benefits?

Never let me go – can you dismiss employ…

Monday 3rd December 2018

Although it is becoming less common, many employers still offer generous insurance benefits to employees that provide financial assistance should they become unable to carry out their role due to...

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Blowing the Whistle on Personal Liability for Dismissal

Blowing the Whistle on Personal Liabilit…

Monday 5th November 2018

The protection of workers and employees against detriment and dismissal by an employer on the ground that they have “blown the whistle” or made a protected disclosure is well known...

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Having your discrimination cake and eating it.

Having your discrimination cake and eati…

Thursday 11th October 2018

Yesterday, 10 October, the Supreme Court released its much-anticipated judgement in the Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd appeal, known widely in the press as “the gay cake case”. The...

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