Thursday’s Thoughts!

Thursday’s Thoughts!

Last week, Talem Law received a few calls concerning employment law queries from working parents of disabled children. This got us thinking about the issue more generally and what legislation is in place which working parents may possibly (depending on the circumstances) avail themselves of to manage their professional obligations alongside their personal caring responsibilities. These are of interest to working parents generally but may be particularly useful for working parents of disabled children who have caring responsibilities too (this summary does not deal with employment rights of carers).

SEN Myth Buster!

SEN Myth Buster!

Myth: – “Parents cannot obtain their own professional reports when requesting or advising on the contents of an Education Health and Care plan (EHCp) or when reviewing their child’s EHCp as these reports will not be independent.”

When is someone self-employed?…..Not when they are an Uber driver it would appear….for the time being at least…..

When is someone self-employed?…..Not when they are an Uber driver it would appear….for the time being at least…..

Last year, you may recall hearing about the landmark Employment Tribunal (ET) decision which declared that Uber drivers were not self-employed but were in fact “workers.” This was a significant decision as many employment law rights are available to “workers” (not to the self-employed) such as an entitlement to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.