Howells win discrimination case against racial harassment during training session

A distressed client was referred to Howells Solicitors, through Civil Legal Advice, due to a claim of a breach of employment law. The client was seeking support due to racial discrimination she had been subjected too at the hands of Welsh housing association Pobl Group Ltd.

Theresa Georges attended an equality and diversity training session along with her colleagues at the instruction of her employers. There she was subjected to inappropriate behaviour at the hands of both the trainer and colleagues, which left Theresa feeling offended and victimised.

The trainer of the session wrote racist words on a flipchart and encouraged the team of 16 employees to shout out derogatory words that came to mind.

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Howells contributes to protecting new mothers returning to work

Howells are proud that senior employment law solicitor, Tom Bernard, has recently contributed to the Employment Lawyers Associations (ELA) response to the governments consultation regarding redundancy protection for new mothers returning from maternity leave.

Currently, female employees are given enhanced protection during a redundancy situation that occurs while they are either pregnant or on maternity leave. Once they have returned to work however their protection ends and can be at risk of unfair treatment.

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Government demands employees have the right to understand their pay

You may never have given much thought to your payslip, but you would be surprised what they should contain and when it should be provided.

Employers are already legally obliged to provide payslips to employees, on or before their pay date, on paper, or an easily accessible electronic format that can be printed.  Employees should not have to ask for them.
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Howells LLP family law specialist honoured with Deputy District Judge position

Howells solicitors has more than just their 40th birthday to celebrate this year as they are very proud to announce that  their Partner and head of the children team, Sarah Walker, has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice.

Sarah was appointed following a rigorous application process by the Judicial Appointments Commission with tough competition from 1,600 applicants.
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Five-figure sum for a Barnsley Medical Negligence client

Howells have obtained a five-figure sum for a Barnsley man who underwent a foot procedure at Barnsley Hospital. The gentleman signed a consent form for a specific procedure but at the very last minute the procedure was changed. The hospital admitted that the patient had not given his consent for the new procedure and that the procedure itself was performed negligently.