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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We can advise you of significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. As always, we will be focused on how the law will affect your workplace in practice, so that you can be best equipped to deal with any changes.

Restrictive covenants and drafting errors - revisited

Restrictive covenants and drafting errors - revisited

31 July 2014 by Peter Stevens

In our April bulletin we reported on the case of Prophet plc v Huggett in which the High Court considered post termination restrictions in Mr Huggett’s contract of employment. Our article can be found here. The restrictions were drafted in such a way that they were meaningless, as they said that they... read more »

Seldon - the final chapter?

Seldon - the final chapter?

31 July 2014 by Nicola Brown

Over the past 8 years or so Leslie Seldon (pictured) has been pursuing what has been one of the highest profile age discrimination claims so far. The case has been considered in the European Court as well as the top courts in this country. It looks as if he may finally have... read more »

Time off for grandparents?

Time off for grandparents?

31 July 2014 by Anna Rabone

Results of a recent survey have led to calls for a specific right for grandparents to be able to take time off to care for their grandchildren. The survey, by Ipsos MORI (a market research company), which was jointly commissioned by Grandparents Plus, Save the Children and the Family and Childcare Trust, claims that 1.9 million grandparents... read more »

Flexible working for all - how to handle requests

Flexible working for all - how to handle requests

27 June 2014 by Anna Rabone

As readers will know from our previous ebulletins, the right to request flexible working is being extended to all employees (not just carers or parents) from 30 June 2014, provided the requesting employee meets certain eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are that the individual making the request must be an employee, they must... read more »

Zero hours – is the law going to change?

Zero hours – is the law going to change?

27 June 2014 by Anna Rabone

Zero hours contracts are in the news again. We covered zero hours contracts in an article last year, and since then the Government has held a consultation about zero hours contracts. Now it seems that Government is actually going to do something about zero hours contracts by launching draft legislation... read more »

Employment Tribunal cases – numbers down again

27 June 2014 by Peter Stevens

In March 2014 we reported that the number of Employment Tribunal claims for the period October to December 2013 had dropped by a massive 79% compared to the same period in 2012. You can find our previous article here. This was the first quarter of figures following the introduction of fees... read more »

Does being obese mean you meet the definition of disability?

27 June 2014 by Nicola Brown

The definition of disability in the Equality Act 2010 is ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial long term adverse impact on the person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities’. Certainly many obese people find that there is a long term effect on their day to day... read more »

Reasonable adjustments – does this duty extend to employees associated with a disabled person?

27 June 2014 by Anna Rabone

The Equality Act 2010 allows direct discrimination claims to be raised based on detrimental treatment of a worker who is associated with someone who has a “protected characteristic.” For example, a worker may raise a claim for associative discrimination because their flexible working request to allow them more time to support their... read more »

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