In two recent decisions, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the introduction of transitional provisions announced as a result of the major reforms to both the Firefighters' Pension Scheme and the Judicial Pension Scheme.
Can the entirety of a disciplinary process amount to 'conduct extending over a period', thus preventing a claim from being out of time? We discuss this in relation to the recent Hale v Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust case.
Leasehold houses and flats have had a lot of coverage in the press recently culminating in the report prepared for Sajid Javid (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government) on abuses of the leasehold system in the housing market.
The recent case of Okedina v Chikale considered an employer's defence of illegality. The illegality principle says that courts and tribunals are not able to help a claimant where the claim is based on an illegal act.
The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision of Dhanda v TSB Bank has confirmed that employers may access certain correspondence between a former employee and her union representative in order to defend Employment Tribunal proceedings.
At VWV, we are aware that some developers sell new houses (as opposed to flats) leasehold rather than freehold. Historically this has not caused a problem and was not usual in this area. In more recent years however...
The recent case of Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and ors considers not only questions of jurisdiction but also highlights the fact that whistleblowing claims can be brought against co-workers, as well as employer.