I have been ill with a chronic condition for around a year. But this is not my fault, surely the work cannot sack me for this?
l Employers have a right to expect workers to come to work, and if that is not practical, to dismiss - eventually.
The employer must not act impulsively, and must make inquiries as to whether the employee will recover in reasonable time, if there is any alternative work they can do, and that proper medical evidence is available to help a fair decision being reached.
MY DAD bought his council house, the title being in both our names with the survivor inheriting when one (probably dad) dies.
If he had to be taken into care could we be forced to sell the house? Would it matter if I currently stayed in the property or not?
l The house cannot be taken into calculation for assessing your father if you are over 60 or under 16, or incapacitated or disabled.
Only half of the value (or possibly less if you have agreed that your share will be greater for a greater contribution to the purchase) will be taken into assessment, and you cannot be legally forced to sell the house - but if your father is refused benefit because of his capital, home fees have to be met from some resources of his.
MY will is 10-years-old and some of the beneficiaries have moved house, and one has died.
Do I need to go through the expense of changing my will each time something like this happens?
l Not if the will is drawn up properly. A will should anticipate several scenarios, and give alternatives if any beneficiaries have died, so that their share does not then fall into intestacy.
And don't worry about addresses. As long as they were right at the time, and the person is identified, it does not matter that they have now moved.
I WAS a bus passenger and was thrown from my seat when the driver braked suddenly.
He said an old lady had walked off the pavement into his path and he had no choice. He missed her.
I have tried to make a claim but the bus company's insurance says it was not his fault.
l Bus drivers have a duty to drive with due care and attention for ALL affected by their driving including you, and it is reasonably foreseeable that sharp braking will cause passengers to lose balance if there are no seat belts.
Was he driving too fast? Was he not paying sufficient attention to the possibility of pedestrians in a built-up area? I think more investigation is needed before you let the firm off the hook.