Monthly Archives: January 2012

Suitable alternative employment – when is an employee reasonable in turning it down?

Where an employee refuses an offer of suitable alternative employment in a redundancy situation, what factors should the Employment Tribunal (ET) take into account when deciding whether the employee had acted unreasonably in refusing the offer? Given an employee’s right … Continue reading

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Were Newsgroup liable for Andy Coulson’s legal fees under the compromise agreement?

Andy Coulson, the former Editor of the News of the World, has lost his High Court legal battle against his former employees to pay his legal expenses in connection with the criminal investigation taken against him by the Police over … Continue reading

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Claimant had no right to see redundancy interview notes

Can a decision to dismiss someone by way of redundancy be considered unfair, on the basis that the decision was taken before the interview notes the claimant requested were provided? No, held the EAT in the recent case of Camelot … Continue reading

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TUPE – Service Provision Change case update

December 2011 saw a number of important TUPE related developments take place, with both the EAT and Court of Appeal handing down a number of judgments concerning Service Provision Changes (SPCs), company administrations and unfair dismissal. Of particular note amongst … Continue reading

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Employment Law – Legislative look-ahead for 2012

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2012. This Bulletin provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including unfair dismissal, pensions, gender diversity on boards, Employment … Continue reading

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