Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

Monthly Archive August 2016

Holiday Entitlement FAQs

As a niche employment law firm, here at SCE Solicitors we speak to new enquiries daily.  The topics vary from unfair dismissal, discrimination and unpaid wages to name only a few.  Holiday entitlement, holiday rights, annual leave, however you choose to label it, is something we are often asked about so as the school holidays approach an end, here are some frequently asked questions, and answers, about this hot topic.

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HR and Employment Law in a GPs Practice

The inherent difficulties of operating a practice day to day are, of course, substantial. One area that can often be neglected in the pursuit of superior quality standards and patient care is HR and employment law.

While this question may present no problems when all is running smoothly, there is however a wealth of legal issues potentially lurking beneath the surface for the unprepared practice manager. So what can go wrong? 


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SCE presents at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Conference; Diversity in the workplace

Our own Samira presented at the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Conference in conjunction with the Asian Fire Service Association (ASFA) on 18 July 2016 in Leeds. The event concentrated on the importance of equality and diversity in the workforce and how this could be achieved in the emergency response units also.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, an important body in providing a vital service in ensuring the safety of the local community, have recognised that their employees do not reflect the community of West Yorkshire. By that, they recognise in West Yorkshire ethnic minority firefighters make up 3.8% of full-time firefighters, compared with 18.2% of the population. Statistics taken from the Department for Communities and Local Government also show just 4.4% of full-time firefighters in England and Wales are from non-white communities. 

The conference focused on the importance of diversity, specifically focusing on engaging with their community and positive action.  

Given her expertise in employment law and discrimination, Samira was asked to provide guidance as to the importance of diversity and ensuring ‘positive discrimination’ remained within the confines of the Equality Act 2010.