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Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Part Year' Workers

Friday, 16 August 2019

Is it lawful to pro-rate the leave and pay entitlement for permanent staff who only work for part of a year?

Calculating Holiday Pay

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Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?

Friday, 09 August 2019

No - employers must also pay attention to other sources of information and the recent case of Q v L highlights this.

Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?

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Ill-Health Retirement - Are You Aware of Your Duties?

Friday, 16 August 2019

The Pension Ombudsman found that an employer's failure to assess its employee for ill-health retirement until the end of her sick leave...

Ill-Health Retirement

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Confidentiality Clauses - What Does Government Propose?

Friday, 02 August 2019

Following the Government's consultation on the misuse of confidentiality clauses, we outline the proposed reforms to ensure victims of harassment are not silenced.

Confidentiality Clauses - What Do Government Propose? - VWV Law Firm

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Family Friendly Rights: Change May be Coming

Friday, 02 August 2019

There are three proposals, on which the Government is inviting responses.

Family Friendly Rights: Change May be Coming - VWV Law Firm

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Free Legal Advice Available Via Sexual Harassment Advice Line

Friday, 09 August 2019

A free legal advice line has been launched to advise women on issues relating to sexual harassment at work.

Free Legal Advice Available Via Sexual Harassment Advice Line

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Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents Extended by Six Months

Friday, 02 August 2019

An overview of the changes that Government intend to implement, in order to protect expectant parents from redundancy.

Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents

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TUPE or Not TUPE? - Transferring Tangible Assets

Friday, 02 August 2019

Does the transfer of tangible assets determine whether a TUPE transfer has taken place?

Employment Law - TUPE - Transfer of Assets

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Agency Workers Not Entitled to Same Number of Hours As Permanent Employees

Friday, 26 July 2019

In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd the Court of Appeal explored whether an agency worker who was doing the same job as a worker employed directly by the hiring organisation, Royal Mail, was entitled to be offered the same hours of work.

Agency Workers Not Entitled to Same Number of Hours As Permanent Employees

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When Might a Tribunal Award Several Years' Loss of Salary?

Friday, 26 July 2019

It is rare for a tribunal to award a compensatory award including over three years' loss of earnings.

When Might a Tribunal Award Several Years' Loss of Salary?

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No Room for Error - Claims Rejected for Mistakes in Claim Forms

Friday, 26 July 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee was not able to amend his claim forms, which included incorrect Early Conciliation certificate numbers, causing his claims to be rejected (E. ON Control Solutions Ltd v Caspall).

No Room for Error - Claims Rejected for Mistakes in Claim Forms

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National Minimum Wage Records - a Warning to Business Purchasers

Friday, 19 July 2019

The recent case of Mears Homecare Limited v Bradburn has highlighted the importance of including national minimum wage (NMW) records in the transfer of paperwork, when employees are transferring under TUPE.

National Minimum Wage Records - a Warning to Business Purchasers

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Could You Have Constructive Knowledge of a Reticent Employee's Disability?

Friday, 19 July 2019

An employer who failed to conduct proper enquiries into their employee's mental health nevertheless did not have constructive knowledge of the employee's disability, as the employee would not have disclosed her disability to them regardless.

Could You Have Constructive Knowledge of a Reticent Employee's Disability?

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Is It Misconduct to Make Covert Recordings at Work?

Friday, 19 July 2019

It is likely to be, except in the most pressing circumstances, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Phoenix House Limited v Mrs Stockman.

Is It Misconduct to Make Covert Recordings at Work?

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Religious Discrimination - It's All in the Delivery

Friday, 12 July 2019

A recent case confirms that a NHS Non-Executive Director (NED) was not discriminated against when he was dismissed from his role, following his publicising of his views about same sex adoption.

Religious Discrimination - It's All in the Delivery