Monthly Archives: March 2014

Collective Redundancies – ECJ to consider removal of the ‘establishment’ requirement

In the landmark case of USDAW and anor v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and ors the EAT held that employees of Woolworths and Ethel Austin, who worked in stores where less than 20 employees were being made redundant were … Continue reading

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Reforms reducing the period during which offenders have to disclose convictions to potential employers due to come into force on 10 March 2014

As part of their ongoing commitment to tackling reoffending by helping offenders get back into ‘honest work,’ the Government has announced changes to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 which reduce the period during which convictions have to be disclosed … Continue reading

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EAT held that an express summary dismissal clause did not apply to an employee’s minor breach

The recent decision of the EAT in  Robert Bates Wrekin Landscapes Ltd v Knight serves as a reminder to employers that any express contractual provisions for summary termination of employment must be very clearly drafted.  In this case, the EAT … Continue reading

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