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Reforms to public sector pay: summary current position

There have been several further developments on proposed public sector pay reform since our last blog on the topic was published. £95K Exit Pay Cap Clause in the Enterprise Bill The Enterprise Bill was recently debated at Public Committee. During … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Progress – Public Sector Exit Payments

The Enterprise Bill is making progress through Parliament and was considered at Public Committee on 11 February 2016. Anna Soubry (Minister for Small Business) and Greg Hands (Chief Secretary to the Treasury of the Conservative Government) have provided guidance on the … Continue reading

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The use of capability tests in redundancy selection – time to reflect?

In Mental Health Care (UK) Ltd –v- Biluan and another, the EAT has held that the employer acted unreasonably when it used a series of competency tests normally used for recruitment to select employees for redundancy. The Claimants were employed … Continue reading

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New ACAS code on managing redundancy for employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave

Dealing with employees who are pregnant and those on maternity leave can give employers headaches in a redundancy situation.  This is further exacerbated by the fact that a woman who is on maternity leave has the right of first refusal … 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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Indirect age discrimination justified in cost-based selection procedure for redundancy

Is an employer justified in selecting employees for voluntary redundancy on the basis of who would cost the least to dismiss, even where such a selection would give rise to indirect age discrimination to employees in a particular age group? … Continue reading

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Employment law reforms – Update

Following our blog article on 9 January 2012 looking ahead to the Government’s Employment Law Reforms for 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has expanded further on the following proposals: Unfair dismissal reforms • The increase in … Continue reading

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