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Have You Properly Considered Your Standard Terms?

Friday, 23 November 2018

We look at the importance of standard 'boiler plate' clauses and why these should not be ignored or taken for granted.

Have You Properly Considered Your Standard Terms?

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Can a Series of Promotions Prevent an Equal Pay Claim?

Friday, 23 November 2018

A change of role or promotion does not necessarily preclude an employee from bringing an equal pay claim relating to the whole of their employment, as illustrated in a recent case.

Can a Series of Promotions Prevent an Equal Pay Claim?

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Can Staff Take Their Leave When Payment in Lieu Is Payable?

Friday, 16 November 2018

Three recent cases highlight why you should encourage your employees to use their holiday entitlement.

Can Staff Take Their Leave When Payment in Lieu Is Payable?

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Redundancies - Unfairness Over Failure to Offer a Trial Period

Friday, 16 November 2018

In the recent case of George V London Borough of Brent , the Employment Appeal Tribunal commented that not offering a trial period in a redundancy dismissal where there is a contractual obligation to do so is likely to be unfair.

Redundancies - Unfairness Over Failure to Offer a Trial Period

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Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a British Airways cabin crew member who was paid 50% of a full-time salary, despite being required to be available for work on more than 50% of the days a full-time employee was required to be available to work...

Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

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Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

Friday, 09 November 2018

On the facts in the recent case of Hargreaves v Manchester Grammar, it wasn't, but this decision should be followed with caution.

Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

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The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Pensions Ombudsmen has found that an employee that entered into a valid settlement agreement, which stated that she was compulsorily redundant, could not argue that this was not the case - resulting in her being unable to claim an unreduced pension.

The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

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The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

Friday, 02 November 2018

The Budget, announced on 29 October 2018, contained some measures which are of interest to employers. We've picked three of the most significant changes for employers and will keep you updated in relation to their progress.

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

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Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

Friday, 02 November 2018

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, the employee disclosed the personal information of around 100,000 fellow employees on the internet.

Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

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Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Friday, 02 November 2018

In ABC & Others v Telegraph Media Group Limited, the CoA has granted an interim injunction preventing the Daily Telegraph from printing details of alleged 'discreditable conduct' by a senior executive.

Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

Friday, 02 November 2018

In Timis v Osipov the Court of Appeal has held that two non-executive directors were jointly and vicariously liable with their employer for compensation totalling over £2 million.

Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

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Calling a Colleague a "Fat Ginger Pikey" at Work Was Not Harassment

Friday, 02 November 2018

At least it wasn't on the facts in Evans v Xactly Corporation Limited.

Calling a Colleague a

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Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

Friday, 26 October 2018

The number of Early Conciliation notifications received has gone up by 53% on last year, whilst the number of single claims lodged with employment tribunals has increased by 165%.

Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

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Immigration - Process to Become More Applicant Friendly but Also More Costly

Friday, 26 October 2018

The government has announced a series of changes to the Immigration Rules coming into force on 1 November 2018.

Immigration Law

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Are Agency Workers Entitled to Equal Pay with Comparable Permanent Employees?

Friday, 26 October 2018

Unclear provisions concerning hours of work in agency worker contracts allowed for equal pay claims with reference to comparable permanent employees of the hirer.

Equal Pay Claims