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Dentist Wins Claim For Interim Relief

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a judgement confirming that a dentist was 'likely to succeed' in an unfair dismissal claim based on whistleblowing.

Dentist Wins Claim For Interim Relief

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How Much Annual Leave Can Employees Carry Over?

Friday, 29 November 2019

UK employers are not required to allow an employee to carry over all of their annual leave if they have been unable to take it due to sickness absence.

How Much Annual Leave Can Employees Carry Over?

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Can a Manager Meddling With a Disciplinary Investigation Render a Dismissal Unfair?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A manager's attempts to manipulate the outcome of a disciplinary investigation could put your organisation at risk of a successful unfair dismissal claim.

Can a Manager Meddling With a Disciplinary Investigation Render a Dismissal Unfair?

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Does Reinstatement Extinguish Detriment in Discrimination Cases?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A discrimination claim against Network Rail leaves the ET and EAT divided over whether reversing an employee's dismissal extinguishes detriment in equality law.

Does Reinstatement Extinguish Detriment in Discrimination Cases?

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Settlement Agreements - £500 to Cover Legal Advice "Wholly Unrealistic"

Friday, 15 November 2019

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) commented that where the advisor is expected to advise on merits and quantum, as well as the terms and effect of the proposed settlement, a contribution of £500 would not be sufficient.

Settlement Agreements - £500 to Cover Legal Advice

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When Will an Interim Injunction Be Awarded to Prevent Harassment?

Friday, 15 November 2019

In a recent case, the High Court refused to grant an interim injunction restraining Ms Alles, a journalist and women's rights campaigner from publishing allegedly defamatory material about a teacher she had been investigating.

When Will an Interim Injunction Be Awarded to Prevent Harassment?

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Government Responds to Call for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Friday, 08 November 2019

The government has finally published its response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee's (WESC) June 2019 report on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in workplace harassment and discrimination cases.

Government Response on Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

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BBC Presenter's IR35 Appeal Dismissed

Friday, 08 November 2019

Former television presenter Christa Ackroyd, who was engaged by the BBC through a personal service company, should be taxed as an employee according to the Upper Tribunal.

Tax Advice

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Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?

Friday, 08 November 2019

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that installing covert CCTV to monitor workplace theft did not violate the employees' privacy rights.

Could You Be Violating Your Employees' Privacy Rights?

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When Is Legal Advice No Longer Privileged?

Friday, 01 November 2019

The general rule is that legal advice is privileged and not disclosable in litigation. However, if the legal advice is given for the purpose of "affecting an iniquity", this will not be the case.

When Is Legal Advice No Longer Privileged?

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Employer Pays Millions in Compensation for Employee's Invention

Friday, 01 November 2019

Generally, an invention belongs to an employer if it is made in the course of the employee's employment. However, where an invention has been of "outstanding benefit" to an employer an employee can apply for compensation.

Employer Pays Millions in Compensation for Employee's Invention

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British Airways Loses Appeal to Block Planned Pilot Strikes

Friday, 18 October 2019

BA sought to challenge the legality of strike action planned by its pilots on the basis that the union, BALPA, had failed to provide the correct information about the employees to be balloted.

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

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Judges Are Now Protected If They Blow the Whistle

Friday, 18 October 2019

In a landmark case Gilham v Ministry of Defence the Supreme Court has held that whilst judges are not 'workers'...

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

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When Could You Be Held Liable for Third-Party Harassment Claims?

Friday, 01 November 2019

An Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed the extent to which employers may be liable for harassment of their employees by third parties.

When Could You Be Held Liable for Third-Party Harassment Claims?

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Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails

Friday, 18 October 2019

An employee who was dismissed for refusing to sign an agreement that would assign copyright over any works created during her employment to her employer...

Religion or Belief Claim Against Mulberry Fails