Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Look Back at the Week that Was: This week: Succession planning

The England cricket squad to tour Sri Lanka from next month was announced last week. In line to fill the place of Alastair Cook, England’s leading run-scorer, at the top of the order, is a batsman untried at Test level.  … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was with Jane Bowen, Solicitor: This week – Tribunal Statistics

The Ministry of Justice has published their Employment Tribunal statistics for April to June 2018. These show that the number of single claim receipts at the Tribunal are up 165% when compared to the same period in 2017. Whilst this … Continue reading

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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

On 13 September 2018 The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent. The Act will give all employed parents the right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a … Continue reading

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‘Bad Faith’ In Victimisation Claims

In considering a claim for victimisation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee did not act in bad faith even though his allegations were made with an ulterior motive. Victimisation Victimisation occurs where a person (A) subjects another person … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Week that Was: This week – The value of references

Last week ACAS published new guidance on giving references. Most of its content will be of little surprise to HR professionals, the guidance covering when a reference must be given (generally no positive obligation to do so) and what it … Continue reading

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Refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing made dismissal unfair

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held an employee was unfairly dismissed when her employer refused to postpone a disciplinary hearing to allow her union representative to attend. Background Mrs Smith had been an employee of Talon Engineering Limited (Talon) for … Continue reading

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This week: Our working weeks

Two interesting pieces on how we work, and how we want to work, made the mainstream media last week. One of these was a story about PwC who are inviting recruits to specify when they would like to work (be … Continue reading

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