Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Acas guidance published on collective redundancies

On 6 April 2013 Acas issued new non-statutory guidance following the Government’s changes to the rules on collective redundancies that we reported on in our article dated 18 December 2012. In summary, the minimum consultation period has been reduced from … Continue reading

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Dismissal following a second disciplinary procedure may be fair in exceptional circumstances

In the recent case of Christou and another-v-London Borough of Haringey the Court of Appeal rejected claims by the two social workers responsible for the safety of Baby P prior to his death in 2007 that they had been unfairly … Continue reading

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Employer perceptions of employment law

The recently completed study ‘Employer Perceptions and Impact of Employment Regulations’ has found that businesses have a lack of understanding of employment law and as a result of this view it as burdensome.  Dismissals were highlighted as a particular area … Continue reading

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