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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.

Can a disabled employee demand to bypass a competitive interview?

24 July 2013 by Nicola Brown

It is well known that employers have a statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. In the recent case of Wade v Sheffield Hallam University , the EAT were required to consider whether it was right for an employer to require an employee to go through a competitive... read more »

FAQs: Issues around holidays

24 July 2013 by Nicola Brown

The holiday season is upon us! We thought it would be helpful to answer some FAQs on holiday: An employee has recently returned from a holiday to Spain. The employee’s manager received a call from the employee during their holiday – the employee explained that they had got food poisoning from the... read more »

That’s the wonder of Woolworths!

24 July 2013 by Nicola Brown

When does “at one establishment” mean at any number of establishments? When you are interpreting the collective redundancy provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), at least according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in USDAW v Woolworths (2013)! When Woolworths collapsed back in... read more »

Coming up in 2013 - revised (again!)

24 July 2013 by Nicola Brown

We originally issued this guide in January 2013 and then revised it in June. However, things have moved on again with the Government confirming the commencement dates of 29 July 2013 for settlement agreements and a new statutory cap in unfair dismissal cases. Therefore, we have revised it once again. When we said... read more »

Coming up in 2013 – revised

26 June 2013 by Nicola Brown

For an easy to print copy of this article, you can download a pdf version of our guide to employment law changes in 2013 here. We originally issued this guide in January 2013, but with the constant timetable changes and updates being issued by the Government we have to revise it already – the dates below... read more »

Put your money where your mouth is - Fees in the Employment Tribunals

26 June 2013 by Nicola Brown

The HM Courts & Tribunals Service has confirmed that on 29 July 2013 the fees system will be implemented in the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal. This means that from that date onwards, a person who is submitting a claim in the Employment Tribunal or submitting an appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal will need... read more »

Licence to talk? Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements

26 June 2013 by Nicola Brown

As we have covered in our previous articles, this summer the Government is making changes to the way employment claims can be settled. The idea is that where a Settlement Agreement (the new name for a Compromise Agreement) has been offered the employee will not be able to use or refer to the Settlement... read more »

Employee unfairly dismissed, despite losing 9 Tribunal claims against his employer!

26 June 2013 by Nicola Brown

Many employers will have had to grapple with the difficulties of dealing with an employee who never seems to be happy in his or her job. However, we doubt many will have had a case as extreme as the one considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Woodhouse v West North West... read more »

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