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Employment Law Updates


AIMS Monthly Update November 2021 – Employment Law Newsletter


Welcome to our November 2021 briefing click here, providing updates on recent and forthcoming changes to the law together with summaries of topical case law and useful links to further information and guidance. 


1. Can a dismissal be discriminatory if the employer only knew of the disability after the dismissal? 

2. Was it correct for the Tribunal to make a finding of unfair dismissal on its own assessment of the facts? 

3. Banter in the workplace – when does humour become harassment? 

4. Shall we just fire and rehire our employees?

5. What payments are deductible for NMW purposes? 


If you have any queries or would like further advice, please contact Jane Sinnamon at Collingwood Legal (see below).

Top Tips on Managing Grievances webinar Click here for a copy of the PowerPoint slides used. 

Collingwood Legal’s Next Event… 


If you enjoyed this event, then take a look at our upcoming event on the 13th January 2022, “How to Conduct Employment Investigations.” To find out more and book your place now: Click Here


A bit more about Collingwood Legal - did you know…


  • We work with many businesses providing expert advice helplines at a cost starting at just £500 per month with Tribunal protection insurance available too (please see attached for a summary of our Helpline Arrangements)

  • We carry out workplace investigations for businesses including dealing with sensitive and complex issues

  • We provide cost effective bespoke in-house training on employment issues on subjects ranging from dealing with disputes to Diversity and Inclusion

  • We have a great track record of successfully representing organisations in defending Employment Tribunal claims


They would be very happy to discuss members specific needs.

The AIMS lead at Collingwood Legal is Jane Sinnamon

Jane's details are:

Direct Dial: 0191 282 2884
Mobile: 07788586707

Click here for Helpline Arrangements

Please also take time to visit the Collingwood Legal Website:

Previous Employment Law updates - click on issues below to download

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

September/October 2020


Business Immigration Services

In addition to providing employment law support, AIMS Supplier Member Collingwood Legal – can also help you with your business immigration Click Here needs and guide you through the various and sometimes complex immigration rules and procedures that apply to you as employer.


Their services include:


  • Helping you be fully compliant with immigration rules on an ongoing basis by advising on best practice and reviewing your current systems;

  • Support with your application and/or renewal for a sponsorship licence

  • Advice on your duties as a sponsor;

  • Advice on obtaining, maintaining and renewing Tier 2 and Tier 5 employee visa applications;

  • Advice on “right to work” checks and on avoiding discrimination while preventing illegal working;

  • A document checking services;

  • Advice on managing intra-company transfers;

  • Advice on entrepreneur and investor visa under Tier 1;

  • Advice on the activities business visitors to the UK can carry out;

  • Management training on compliance with immigration rules.


Please contact Alexandra Besnard on 0191 282 2886 or email for a no obligation discussion and quotation