Monthly Archives: February 2014

New compensation limits announced

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2014 (the Order) has been published and comes into force on 6 April 2014. The Order introduces the following key changes: The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £74,200 to £76,574, … Continue reading

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Respondent ordered to reimburse fee paid by successful appellant

In the case of Portnykh v Nomura International plc, for the first time since the tribunal fees were introduced last year, the EAT has made a conditional order that the respondent (NI plc) must pay the appellant’s (P) fees of … Continue reading

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Unison’s claim for judicial review of tribunal fees fails

Unison has lost its case in the High Court for judicial review of the introduction of fees for claimants wanting to bring employment tribunal proceedings. On 29 July 2013 the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order came into … Continue reading

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Employment law – legislative look-ahead for 2014

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2014. The attached document provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including the much anticipated changes to TUPE.  We … Continue reading

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‘Without prejudice’ rule and requirement of a ‘dispute’ to be in existence

For the ‘without prejudice’ rule to apply, there must be an existing dispute. The EAT has recently reaffirmed this in the case of Portnykh v Nomura International plc. It held that negotiations between an employer and employee as to the … Continue reading

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Concerns raised about driving in snow could amount to a ‘qualifying disclosure’

In a rather surprising decision, the EAT has held in the case of Norbrook Laboratories (GB) Ltd v Shaw that a manager raising concerns about his colleagues driving in the snow could amount to a ‘qualifying disclosure’ about health and … Continue reading

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