Monthly Archives: February 2013

Extension of protection for whistleblowers

The Government has recently announced further amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which will extend the protection for whistleblowers against bullying or harassment at work. The current position is that whistleblowers are only protected against harassment or bullying … Continue reading

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ACAS Consultation on settlement agreements

The Government is currently in the process of introducing changes to legislation in relation to offers of settlement and settlement agreements. These changes will be made under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which is currently progressing through Parliament. ACAS … Continue reading

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Consultation on Early Conciliation by ACAS

In January 2013 the Government launched a consultation on the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which, once in force, will require prospective Claimants to request early conciliation before certain proceedings can be issued at the Employment Tribunal. This change ensures … Continue reading

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Employment legislative look-ahead

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2013. The attached document provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including changes to the Employment Tribunal rules of … Continue reading

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TUPE consultation

On 17 January 2013, the Government made a number of announcements in relation to its on-going employment law reform. One of those announcements was a consultation on proposed changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). … Continue reading

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Sunday working and religious discrimination

The EAT has held in the case of Mba –v- Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Merton that Mrs Mba, a Christian, was not indirectly discriminated against by her employer’s requirements that all care workers were required to … Continue reading

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