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Forced Retirement of Police Officers - is this indirect age discrimination?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of West Midlands Police v Harrod & Ors, as it can be justified as being a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim.


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Internal Investigations - Ensuring a Fair Approach

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has highlighted a number of considerations for employers carrying out internal investigations.


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Potentially Bad News for Employers - Time Spent Travelling Between Home and Work Could Count Towards 'Working Time'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given his opinion that, in the case of mobile workers without a fixed base providing services directly at customers' premises


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Holiday Pay - should voluntary overtime be included?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Yes, provided it amounts to 'normal remuneration', held the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (the Court of Appeal) in Patterson v Castlereagh Borough Council.


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Indirect Discrimination - what does an individual need to prove?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that when bringing a claim of indirect discrimination, an individual must prove personal disadvantage, as well as group disadvantage caused by the provision, criterion or practice (PCP).


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Another European Dynamics Procurement Challenge

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The importance of giving reasons to unsuccessful bidders has been affirmed in the latest procurement challenge by Greek company European Dynamics.


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Do Not Pass Go? - Lifting an Automatic Suspension

Monday, 13 July 2015

In a recent case The Pirbright Institute (Pirbright)[1], made an application for the lifting of an automatic suspension that had been imposed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the Regulations)[2].


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Look Before You Leap - Procurement Challenge on Changes to Contracts

Monday, 13 July 2015

This challenge was brought by Edenred, against HM Treasury, HMRC and National Savings & Investments and has been upheld by the Supreme Court.