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Dobson v North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

  Introduction Hello and welcome to our case of the week blog. This week, we have an indirect sex discrimination claim. It concerns childcare responsibilities and flexible working. Facts Gemma Dobson was a community nurse for an NHS trust. She begun employment in 2004. In 2008, she submitted a flexible working request (to work the [...]

Making bad decisions, how the mind sometimes plays tricks:

  I've been in business almost 20 years. In that time I have made some bad decisions. I've employed people who I shouldn't have by overestimating my ability to recruit [The Dunning-Kruger effect]. Made unwise IT purchasing decisions because of the perceived  need to be up to date [Pro-innovation bias]. Not stopped unviable projects quickly [...]

By |2021-06-04T06:19:56+00:00June 4th, 2021|E Learning|0 Comments


"Philip was extremely helpful and enabled me to get the settlement that I was hoping for when unexpectedly I lost my job. I would definitely recommend using PJH Law to anyone facing a similar issue."

By |2021-04-14T12:49:40+00:00April 14th, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Michelle Bugby

"Thank you PJH Law for guiding me through a difficult and stressful time. My partner and I arrived for my initial meeting with Samantha and left feeling positive and well informed on my situation. Ongoing contact during the process of my case and the steps involved kept me fully informed until its completion. Any queries [...]

By |2021-04-10T16:19:02+00:00April 10th, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Colin Dickson

"When I contacted PJH law I was very impressed with the calm and professional way in which they helped me and also kept me up to date on all matters with my case. I would like to thank all the staff at PJH Law for helping me, especially Joe Hyland."

By |2021-04-09T17:18:21+00:00April 9th, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Stephen Robertson

 "A huge thank you to Joe and everyone at PJH Law for all their help, advice and assistance. I found them to be extremely professional and compassionate. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone experiencing employment difficulties."

By |2021-04-09T17:09:14+00:00April 9th, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Steve Thompson

"I wanted to thank you for PJH Law’s exceptional service and attention during a case that you have been handling for us for over a year now.  I was recommended PJH Law and specifically Liam Pike from a previous experience a legal colleague had with him on another case.  I have dealt with several employment [...]

By |2021-03-23T13:52:45+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments


" Phil, dealt with my employment matter quickly and efficiently, advising me through a stressful situation and achieving a positive result. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone seeking assistance on any employment matter."

By |2021-03-23T11:39:51+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Angela Walker

"This company was amazing! Handled my case quickly and efficiently. I was so pleased to feel someone was on my side and supporting me. All communications were clear and I was able to make clear choices as the case progressed. Off course I was also delighted to receive the payments I was owed very quickly. [...]

By |2021-03-23T11:41:14+00:00February 7th, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Helen Warner

"Thank you for your tailored service, great communication and, of course, nailing the result! It was the other stuff, too, like printing off the correspondence I needed at the last minute. You were amazing!"

By |2021-02-03T13:32:06+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Testimonials|0 Comments

Shielding Employees Refusing to Work, Statutory Sick Pay Furlough

Where shielding employees can work from home, they should. Where they can’t, government advice is that they should not attend work. Employees who are shielding can be furloughed to mitigate the financial impact on them of having to shield (subject to meeting the qualifying rules of the furlough scheme). Under the furlough rules, employers are [...]


"I was given Philip Hyland's (pjhlaw) details from an ex-colleague and I'm glad he did. Philip guided me through the process of redundancy and fought hard to secure a settlement payment that I thought was fair and just. I was very happy with the service that Philip provided and I will use him again if [...]

By |2020-12-11T10:58:41+00:00December 11th, 2020|Testimonials|0 Comments

Alexander Matthew Wilson

"I was recommended PJHLaw by a colleague when I entered a termination of employment negotiation with my previous employer. My initial impression was of a very professional and friendly team who immediately put me and my genuine concerns to rest and proceeded to work actively and diligently on my case. Joe Hyland, who represented me, [...]

By |2020-12-09T13:01:41+00:00December 9th, 2020|Testimonials|0 Comments