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The Government Responds to the Taylor Review

Friday, 16 February 2018

After being published in July last year, the government has now responded to Matthew Taylor's review of the UK labour market and employment practices - the Taylor Review.

Employment Law

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Will an Employer Have Constructive Knowledge of an Employee's Disability Where They Have Relied on Incorrect Medical Evidence?

Friday, 16 February 2018

An employer is not under a duty to make reasonable adjustments if it does not know (actual knowledge) and could not reasonably be expected to know (constructive knowledge) that an individual has a disability...

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April 2018 Increase to Statutory Benefit Payments

Friday, 16 February 2018

Following government plans announced in December last year, the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 has been published.

Increase to Benefits

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Whistleblowing Compensation - Can a Claimant Claim for Post-Termination Losses?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

In the recent case of Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal (CoA) determined that post-termination losses could be awarded if they can be attributed to pre-termination detriments.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Retirement and Age Discrimination - Can Transitional Protections to Minimise the Impact of Public Sector Pension Reforms Be Justified?

Wednesday, 07 February 2018

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.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Can Compensation for Injury to Feelings Be Awarded in Working Time Detriment Claims?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue v Mansell ("the Fire Service").

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Discrimination Claims and Time Limits - What Amounts to Conduct Extending Over a Period?

Thursday, 08 February 2018

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.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Is It Personal? An EAT Decision on Whistleblowing Detriment

Friday, 02 February 2018

In a recent case the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the person who subjects a whistleblower to a detriment must be personally motivated by their protected disclosure.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

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Immigration, Illegality, and Contracts of Employment - An EAT Decision

Friday, 02 February 2018

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.

VWV Employment Law Brief article on Immigration and Migrant Workers

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Employer Permitted to Access Correspondence Between Employee and Union Representative

Friday, 02 February 2018

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.

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Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?

Friday, 26 January 2018

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.

Can Whistleblowing Claims Be Brought Against Co-workers Based Overseas?

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The Collective Bargaining Rights of Outsourced Workers - a Case Update

Friday, 26 January 2018

A legal claim was recently launched by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) on behalf of workers based at the University of London. The claim sought to determine the rights of outsourced workers to begin collective bargaining.

The Collective Bargaining Rights of Outsourced Workers - A Case Update

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Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - a Cautionary Tale for Employers

Friday, 26 January 2018

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed that the fact that an employer complied with the Fixed Term Employees Regulations did not necessarily mean it acted fairly when terminating a fixed-term contract.

Renewal of Fixed Term Contracts and Unfair Dismissal - A Cautionary Tale for Employers

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Summary Dismissal - Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

Friday, 26 January 2018

A recent case highlights that where an employee is summarily dismissed and then subsequently given notice, the effective date of termination (EDT) is the date of the summary dismissal.

Summary Dismissal - Calculating the Effective Date of Termination

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What Is the Minimum Period of Compensatory Rest for Workers?

Friday, 19 January 2018

Regulation 12 of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) entitles workers who work at least six hours to take a rest break of 20 minutes. However, under Regulation 21 WTR this does not apply to a number of 'special cases'...

What Is the Minimum Period of Compensatory Rest for Workers?