Monthly Archives: February 2012

Indirect age discrimination justified in cost-based selection procedure for redundancy

Is an employer justified in selecting employees for voluntary redundancy on the basis of who would cost the least to dismiss, even where such a selection would give rise to indirect age discrimination to employees in a particular age group? … Continue reading

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New regulations for Occupational Pension Schemes: increase the period of grace to 36 months

Amendments to the Employer Debt Regulations (the Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011) came into force on 27 January 2012, which contain provisions in relation to section 75 debts. Regulation 9 extends the period in which … Continue reading

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Teacher disciplined over “inappropriate” Facebook use

Another Facebook employment issue has hit the headlines in relation to a teacher who has been disciplined for posting “inappropriate and improper” comments on her profile page. Elizabeth Scarlett, a Welsh primary school teacher, faced disciplinary action by the General … Continue reading

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Employment law reforms – Update

Following our blog article on 9 January 2012 looking ahead to the Government’s Employment Law Reforms for 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has expanded further on the following proposals: Unfair dismissal reforms • The increase in … Continue reading

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All Change – Employment Reform

One of the proposals by the Coalition Government was to assist businesses and boost economic recovery by reforming employment legislation. In November 2011 Vince Cable announced a number of proposals and the Government have now confirmed that as at April … Continue reading

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