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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
Is Racism Real?  It doesn’t look good

Is Racism Real? It doesn’t look good

Monday 16th October 2017

In August 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May announced an audit of public services to reveal racial disparities, partly in response to figures from the Equality and Human Rights Commission which...

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Taxi for Addison Lee… and for reluctant employers

Taxi for Addison Lee… and for reluctant …

Friday 29th September 2017

The ‘gig economy’ model was dealt another blow earlier this week after yet another tribunal ruling that the so-called “self-employed” were in fact workers.

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Part-time Working – Not Half as Good

Part-time Working – Not Half as Good

Thursday 21st September 2017

A large proportion of people in the UK now work on a part-time basis. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 8.55 million people working part-time at the...

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Is your employer allowed to spy on you?

Is your employer allowed to spy on you?

Monday 11th September 2017

Last year there was significant publicity about a decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Barbelescu whereby the rejection of the claim was widely described...

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Don’t leave me this way!  Disciplinary investigations and suspension

Don’t leave me this way! Disciplinary i…

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

When there has been an allegation of serious misconduct, an employer will often wish to suspend the individual who has been implicated while it conducts an investigation. This will usually...

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Time to overhaul your data protection compliance?

Time to overhaul your data protection co…

Friday 11th August 2017

This week the Government announced new laws that will overhaul UK data protection law. The changes are necessary in order to bring data protection laws up to date and in...

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Life after the death of Employment Tribunal Fees

Life after the death of Employment Tribu…

Friday 4th August 2017

Few could have failed to notice the recent sensational decision of the Supreme Court which declared that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful.   

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Voluntary Overtime. The end of the holiday for employers?

Voluntary Overtime. The end of the holid…

Thursday 3rd August 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided in the case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willets and others  that voluntary overtime must be taken into account in the calculation...

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Pension benefits – What employers need to know about the discrimination dangers

Pension benefits – What employers need t…

Friday 21st July 2017

There have been two appellate level court decisions regarding pension benefits this month which will be of interest to employers. The first deals with what amounts to “unfavourable” treatment for...

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The gig’s up! Calling time on the “gig economy”…

The gig’s up! Calling time on the “gig e…

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Matthew Taylor’s long-awaited independent review of modern employment practices was launched yesterday.

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The End of Free Movement – One Year On: What now for the “bargaining chips”?

The End of Free Movement – One Year On: …

Friday 30th June 2017

It has now been over a year since the UK voted to leave the European Union, but it has taken until this week for there to be any clarity on...

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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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