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Important changes to employment law from Monday 29 July 2013

A number of key changes in employment law will be coming into force on Monday 29 July 2013. We have set out a brief summary of the changes below: Fees The 29th July 2013 will mark the introduction of fees … Continue reading

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Industrial relations concerns cannot on their own justify sex discrimination

In Kenny and ors –v- Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and ors the ECJ has held that the industrial relations concerns of an employer cannot be the sole basis in which it seeks to justify indirect sex discrimination … 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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The Underhill Reforms

In the biggest shake up of employment law in a generation, former president of the EAT, Mr Justice Underhill has completed his review of the tribunal rules. Some of the key recommendations arising out of this wide ranging review comprise: … 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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Protected Conversations – are we any further forward?

Following an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, any discussions between an employer and an employee surrounding offers to terminate employment are to be inadmissible in unfair dismissal claims. The aim of the new legislation is to ensure … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Are CRB checks portable on a TUPE transfer?

It is common for employers who are receiving a TUPE transfer in of employers who are subject to CRB checks to carry out their own checks.  Often this is because they are required to do so by the outgoing employer … Continue reading

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Teaching unions unite to strike over pension cuts

Despite the lack of public support, striking has become the protest of choice when it comes to cuts to the public sector, including public sector pensions. Schools could be facing yet more disruption in September 2012 as The National Union … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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