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Publishing the Gender Pay Gap – Time is Ticking!

Posted by on March 23rd 2018 in Employment

With two weeks to go before the deadline to publish Company gender pay gaps, reports have revealed that only a third of employers have disclosed the average difference between what they pay male and female employees.

The government has warned that non compliant companies will face legal action, with the Equality and Human Rights Commission further supporting this, and highlighting that they will be “fully enforcing” the pay gap legislation starting with a robust letter to companies that do not report by the deadline.

If firms continue to fail to publish their figures, they could...

Supreme Court Decision on Failure to Disclose Relationship

Posted by on March 22nd 2018 in Blog Posts, Employment

Supreme Court Decision on Failure to Disclose Relationship

The Supreme Court has decided on the appeal of a former head teacher of a primary school who was dismissed for a failure to disclose her relationship with a convicted child sex offender. This decision highlights the importance of the timing of disclosure of information so that the risks can be properly considered and appropriate action taken.

The facts of the case are summarised as follows:

  • Ms Reilly (R) qualified as a teacher in 1987.

  • R met Mr Selwood (S) in 1998 and developed a close friendship with him. The pair bought an investment property together and S lived there. R occasionally stayed...

Kitsons Proud Sponsors of the Rowcroft Hospice Sleep Walk 2018

Posted by on March 15th 2018 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Solicitors have been named proud sponsors once again for the Rowcroft Sleep Walk 2018.

The well celebrated event, takes place on the 7th July and will see around 2000 ladies, walk 5-10 miles in aid of Rowcroft Hospice. Rowcroft provide comfort, support and specialist services to patient's and family member - be it at home, in the local community or at their inpatient unit in Torquay.

The scenic route will take you through Paington, Goodrington Sands and Torquay, with a start and end at Torbay Lesure Centre. 

Walks take place from 7.30pm - 9pm; sign...

IMPORTANT: Opening Hours

Posted by on March 1st 2018 in Blog Posts, Kitsons News

Update: Our offices are now open as per usual

Due to the Met Office Red weather warning, Kitsons Offices will be closed from 12:30 today March 1st 2018, we have taken the decision to close our offices today to ensure the safety of our staff and our clients.

Please do not attempt to drive or travel to a Kitsons office without first making contact with the office on 01803 202020.

We thank you for your understanding.

Please all stay safe in the snow.

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