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Is Suspension a Breach of Contract?

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Court of Appeal held a school had 'reasonable and proper cause' to suspend a teacher pending a formal investigation into misconduct allegations and that suspension was not, in the circumstances, a breach of contract.

Breach of Contract

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Who Would You Call a 'Bad Leaver'?

Friday, 15 March 2019

A recent case provides a useful reminder of the need for careful thought in structuring employee share schemes.

 Employee Share Schemes

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Consultation Launched on Misuse of Confidentiality Clauses

Friday, 15 March 2019

The government has published a consultation paper to seek evidence and views on the use of confidentiality clauses and to tackle their misuse.

Misuse of Confidentiality Clauses

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TUPE and Poor Working Relationships - Were the Reasons for Dismissal Personal?

Friday, 15 March 2019

An employee who was dismissed due to a difficult working relationship with a colleague, rather than being TUPE-transferred along with other employees...

TUPE Transfers

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Unions Propose New 'Passports' to Support Disabled Workers

Friday, 15 March 2019

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the GMB Union (GMB) have proposed 'disability passports' to assist disabled workers get the support they need in the workplace.

Supporting Disabled Employees

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Awards for Employment Tribunal Claims to Increase

Friday, 08 March 2019

The compensation limits for certain awards that can be made by the employment tribunal and other statutory payments are to increase by 3.3% from April 2019.

Awards for Employment Tribunal Claims to Increase

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How to Interpret 'Long-Term' - Disability Discrimination

Friday, 08 March 2019

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

How to Interpret 'Long-Term' - Disability Discrimination

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Employee Considering Suicide Was Unfairly Dismissed

Friday, 01 March 2019

An Employment Judge has strongly criticised an employer's response to an employee's disclosure that he was considering suicide, saying that in the Tribunal's "combined 60 years' judicial experience we have not before seen such an appalling response."

Employee Considering Suicide Was Unfairly Dismissed

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Agency Workers Claim Compensation from Hirer, Not Agency

Friday, 01 March 2019

In a recent case involving London Underground, the Court of Appeal has held that the hirer (or end-user) should pay compensation to agency workers supplied by an independent agency.

Agency Workers Claim Compensation from Hirer, Not Agency

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Sleep-In Workers Granted Permission to Appeal Pay Decision

Friday, 01 March 2019

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal against the decision that care workers who sleep overnight at a client's home are not entitled to the minimum wage while sleeping.

Sleep-In Workers Granted Permission to Appeal Pay Decision

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No Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief of Alleged Discriminator

Friday, 22 February 2019

In Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the employer's appeal against an employment tribunal's finding of discrimination on the ground of religion or belief.

No Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief of Alleged Discriminator

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Possible Causes of Gender Pay Gap and How to Tackle It

Friday, 22 February 2019

The Government Equalities Office has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers close their gender pay gap by both identifying the root causes of their gender pay gap as well as what steps and actions can be taken to eradicate it.

Possible Causes of Gender Pay Gap and How to Tackle It

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Linklaters Granted Interim Injunction Preventing Former Director Naming Female Complainants

Friday, 22 February 2019

In the case of Linklaters LLP v Mellish, the High Court considered whether a former employee’s duty of confidentiality outweighs the public interest in the publication of information.

Linklaters Granted Interim Injunction

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What is Age Discrimination and How to Prevent it - Acas Publish Guidance

Friday, 15 February 2019

Employers and HR advisors as well as employees and job applicants may find the guidance published by Acas helpful in understanding what amounts to age discrimination, when it is likely to occur and how to prevent it.

What is Age Discrimination and How to Prevent it - Acas Publish Guidance

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More Robust Redundancy Protection Proposed for Women and New Parents

Friday, 15 February 2019

The Government has released a consultation paper on its plans to extend the protections from redundancy and discrimination afforded to women on maternity leave...

More Robust Redundancy Protection Proposed for Women and New Parents