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Postponements in the Employment Tribunal – Government moves to limit the number of postponements that can be granted to a party

Section 151 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 made provision for limiting the number of postponements a party may apply for in an Employment Tribunal and requiring a Tribunal to consider making an order for costs against … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal Statistics published

The MOJ’s quarterly Employment Tribunal statistics for the period October – December 2013 have shown that the introduction of Tribunal fees has impacted on the number of claims being received by the Tribunals. Specifically: • The number of claims received was … Continue reading

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Government study shows powers to tackle non-payment of tribunal awards are insufficient

The Government has recently commissioned a study to find out from successful claimants whether tribunal awards were paid and, if not, the reasons for non-payment and the effect of enforcement action. To gather the information the independent research company interviewed … 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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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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When does TUPE apply in an administration scenario?

The recent EAT case of SNR Denton v Kirwan considered whether a service provision change under TUPE had taken place where administrators appointed solicitors to do work previously carried out by the company’s in-house lawyer. Ms Kirwan was the Director … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Claims – limitation extended to 6 years from termination of employment

The landmark ruling in Birmingham City Council –v- Abdulla and others has confirmed that equal pay claims that would usually be out of time if brought in the employment tribunal can proceed as a breach of contract in the High … Continue reading

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The Equality Act 2010 is interpreted to include protection from victimisation for former employees

Before the Equality Act 2010 came into force “post-employment discrimination” was recognised as a legitimate claim.  Indeed under the old discrimination regime involving alleged acts of post employment victimisation, we all recall the newspaper headlines reporting on claims related to … Continue reading

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More Employment Law Reforms

On 14 September 2012, Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, announced further consultations arising out of the coalition government’s continual employment law reforms. The government has throughout its time in office spent considerable time and effort reviewing the existing employment rights … Continue reading

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Change to Collective Redundancy in the offing

The Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to the rules on collective redundancies. The proposals include: • a new non statutory code of practice • a reduction in the length of the consultation period for collective redundancies from … Continue reading

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