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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

Anya Duncan

Anya Duncan

Partner, Employment

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 907
E:anya.duncan@stronachs.com

David Chalmers

David Chalmers

Partner, Employment

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linkedin contactT:01224 845 817
E:david.chalmers@stronachs.com
Dismissing the disabled for redundancy. An exercise in metaphysics?

Dismissing the disabled for redundancy. …

Friday 23rd June 2017

Section 15 of The Equality Act 2010, provides that it will be unlawful discrimination for a disabled person to be treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their...

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Dust-up over beard ban

Dust-up over beard ban

Friday 16th June 2017

A row has broken out between construction firm Mears Group and trade union Unite over a ban on beards. The beard ban will be hugely controversial amongst many a man...

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More than Reasonable? Considering Adjustments for Disabled Job Applicants

More than Reasonable? Considering Adjust…

Friday 2nd June 2017

The recent case of The Government Legal Service v Brookes [2017] UKEAT/0302/16 is a useful reminder of the issues that employers should consider when faced with job applicants who are...

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The General Election and the Future of Employment Law

The General Election and the Future of E…

Wednesday 24th May 2017

With the general election just over two weeks away, we take a look at the potential impact on employment law.

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Subject Access Requests – A weapon for employees?

Subject Access Requests – A weapon for e…

Friday 19th May 2017

An increasing awareness of data protection rights among employees means employers should carefully consider how they handle information requests from staff, with a wrong move potentially resulting in significant financial...

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I’m only sleeping (or am I working?)

I’m only sleeping (or am I working?)

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

The issue of whether a worker is to be regarded as carrying out “time work” and therefore entitled to the National Minimum wage  (“NMW”) for the full duration of their...

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UK Working Hours on the Rise. Regulation on the Decline?

UK Working Hours on the Rise. Regulation…

Thursday 20th April 2017

Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the average working week in the UK continues to rise.

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Are you ready for the apprenticeship levy?

Are you ready for the apprenticeship lev…

Thursday 6th April 2017

Today, Thursday (6 April 2017), the new ‘apprenticeship levy’ will come into force.The levy, which was introduced by sections 98 to 121 of the Finance Act 2016, will be potentially...

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Employment law changes on the horizon

Employment law changes on the horizon

Monday 27th March 2017

We are almost one quarter of the way through 2017 (already?!). Each year the beginning of April is notable from an employment law perspective, with a number of changes usually...

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St Mirren… bottom of the National Minimum Wage League too

St Mirren… bottom of the National Minimu…

Friday 24th February 2017

Instead of being the focus of the usual stories about excess pay for football players, St Mirren Football Club was among a list of employers to be ‘named and shamed’...

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A Warning about Warnings (Part 2)

A Warning about Warnings (Part 2)

Friday 17th February 2017

In my last Insight piece, A Warning About Warnings, I discussed the circumstances in which an employer may take account of expired warnings for the purposes of determining the outcome...

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A Warning about Warnings

A Warning about Warnings

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Most larger employers will have a disciplinary policy involving an escalating process of warnings and culminating in dismissal. The policy may often set out examples of what may be considered...

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Disability discrimination: Stop the bus!

Disability discrimination: Stop the bus!

Friday 27th January 2017

Handling the obligations on employers arising in relation to employees with disabilities can be challenging and there are many hidden traps in the equality legislation which employers often fall into...

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The Trade Union Act… Or should that be the ‘Anti Trade Union Act’?

The Trade Union Act… Or should that be t…

Friday 20th January 2017

Continuing our ‘what to expect in 2017’ theme from last week, it is worth mentioning the controversial Trade Union Act 2016 (TUA). The Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent in May...

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What's On the Horizon? Employment Law in 2017

What's On the Horizon? Employment Law in…

Friday 13th January 2017

With the anticipated triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) heralding the beginning of Brexit, the likely appeal of the Uber judgment relating to employment...

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Forget Fat Friday, what about Fat Cat Wednesday?

Forget Fat Friday, what about Fat Cat We…

Friday 6th January 2017

Although the 12 Days of Christmas have only just elapsed it appears that many high earning Executives will have already made more money than the average annual salary in the...

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