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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?

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Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

Friday, 19 January 2018

In a recent case, it was held that the covert surveillance of employees by their employer, who set up CCTV cameras to monitor suspected thefts, was an infringement of those employees' rights to privacy.

Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees By Covert Surveillance?

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When Can Employees Refuse to Work?

Friday, 12 January 2018

In Rochford v WNS Global Services, the Court of Appeal held that a wronged employee does not have the right to refuse all work given to him until the wrong has been remedied.

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Pre-Termination Negotiations - When Are Conversations Confidential?

Friday, 12 January 2018

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in Basra v BJSS Ltd has provided some useful clarification regarding the extent of the statutory exclusion of pre-termination negotiations...

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Perceived Disability - A Cautionary Tale

Friday, 12 January 2018

The recent Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) decision of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey demonstrates how a non-disabled employee can succeed in a claim for discrimination because of a perceived disability.

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Gender Pay Gap - EHRC Consults on Draft Enforcement Strategy

Friday, 12 January 2018

On 19 December 2017, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) opened a consultation on its draft enforcement strategy...

Gender Pay Gap - EHRC Consults on Draft Enforcement Strategy

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A Change in Approach to Holiday Pay Entitlement for Workers

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) case has confirmed that where workers are denied their right to take paid annual leave, the entitlement carries over indefinitely.

A Change in Approach to Holiday Pay Entitlement for Workers

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Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

Friday, 05 January 2018

2017 was a significant year for employers and employees alike, with the Taylor Review offering an insight into the gig economy and the Supreme Court's momentous ruling on tribunal fees. What, then, can be expected of 2018?

Employment Law - What to Expect in 2018

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Updated Fit for Work Guidance

Friday, 22 December 2017

In an update to the way in which the Fit for Work scheme currently operates, the Government has announced that referrals and assessments under the scheme will close.

Updated Fit for Work Guidance

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When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

Friday, 22 December 2017

Following the first instance decision in Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and ors earlier this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has shed some light on what may be considered an unlawful inducement of employees to cease collective bargaining.

When Can Employers Bypass a Recognised Trade Union and Negotiate Directly with Employees?

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Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?

Friday, 22 December 2017

A recent announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has named 260 employers who have been failing to pay at least minimum wage rates to their workers.

Workers to Receive Back Pay for Minimum Wage - What Lessons Can Businesses Learn?