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Employers Monitoring Employee's Private Messages

Friday, 22 January 2016

In the case of Barbulescu v Romania, the European Court of Human Rights (the 'ECHR') has held that an employer's monitoring of their employee's communications at work was not a violation of the employee's right to respect for private and family life.


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Selecting Comparators in Age Discrimination Claim

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') has considered the question of comparators in an age discrimination claim including whether the circumstances of younger workers were materially different to those of older workers in a redundancy exercise.


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Employment Law - What to Expect in 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016

We've summarised below a number of the key changes to employment law anticipated in 2016.


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Pensions - Do employees have to be auto enrolled if not based in the UK?

Friday, 15 January 2016

A recent High Court case has highlighted the need to clarify whether workers not wholly based in the UK are eligible for auto enrolment.


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Sponsoring Migrants - Risks and Pitfalls

Friday, 15 January 2016

Migrant workers and those organisations that use and rely on them are under the spotlight as never before.


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Mind the (Pay) Gap

Friday, 15 January 2016

Pay differentials continue to come under scrutiny with the forthcoming introduction of Gender Pay Gap Reporting, and a recent report highlighting the disparity between remuneration for FTSE 100 Chief executives and the average employee.


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Guidance on Reducing Unfair Dismissal Awards

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided useful guidance on when an employee's compensation can be reduced to reflect his or her failure to mitigate loss.


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Instruction to Russian Employee to Speak in English was not Discriminatory

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision that an employer's instruction to a Russian employee to speak in English in the workplace was not direct race discrimination or harassment.


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Is an 84 hour working week unlawful?

Friday, 08 January 2016

'No', says a European Court - but only where the work involves the need for continuity of services.


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Zero Hours Workers can now Bring Claims

Friday, 08 January 2016

The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) will come into force on 11 January 2016.


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Latest Trends in Employment Tribunal Statistics - October to December 2017

Friday, 16 March 2018

What are the key trends for the period from October to December 2017?

Employment Tribunal Statistics

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Update - Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Published for July - September 2015

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Employment Tribunal quarterly statistics for July to September 2015 published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show a continued reduction in the number of claims.


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Ten Percent Uplift for Injury to Feelings Compensation in Employment Tribunal

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided a useful insight into the Employment Tribunal's (ET) developing approach to calculating compensation for injury to feelings.


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Non-Discriminatory Reason for Lower Pay of Muslim Prison Chaplains

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has found that lower pay of Muslim prison chaplains through a pay structure based on length of service did not amount to indirect discrimination.


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Staff Absence Management Policies are Still Subject to Reasonable Adjustment Obligations

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that absence management policies which require employees to maintain a certain level of attendance at work are subject to the duty of reasonable adjustments.