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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.

Make it clear – or pay the price

26 November 2010 by Nicola Brown

In a recent case, Celebi v Scolarest Compass Group, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) illustrated how important it was for employers undertaking disciplinary investigations and hearings to make it clear to the employee exactly what they are being accused of. In this case Mrs Celebi was employed as a chef manager at a college.... read more »

TUPE and changes of service provider

26 November 2010 by Nicola Brown

During the late 1980s and early 1990s it became clear that when there was a change in the provider of a service, that change may well be governed by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE). This meant that when for example local authorities outsourced their refuse collection services, TUPE... read more »

Collective redundancies and protective awards

26 October 2010 by Nicola Brown

The current recession has already caused large numbers of redundancies, and in the Comprehensive Spending Review it was announced last week that there will be hundreds of thousands more across the public sector. In this article we look at the provisions regarding collective consultation, and what happens if employees claim that the rules... read more »

No news is bad news

26 October 2010 by Nicola Brown

In the case of Gisda Cyf v Barratt, the Supreme Court has held that dismissal by letter was effective only when the employee actually read the letter.     Mrs Barratt's employer sent the letter confirming her dismissal by recorded delivery, and her son took receipt of the letter and signed for it.  She was away... read more »

Whose discretion is it anyway?

26 October 2010 by Nicola Brown

Rewarding employees by way of commission and bonuses is a very useful tool for an employer to motivate its workforce.  There are many different methods that an employer can use to calculate commissions and bonuses, from the very simple to the very complicated.  Such schemes can be contractual or discretionary in nature, or... read more »

Agency Workers’ Regulations – confirmed

26 October 2010 by Nicola Brown

Prior to the General Election, the Conservatives said that if they came into power, they would get rid of, or at least heavily review, the Agency Workers’ Regulations, which are due to come into force next year. At the time this was met with some scepticism as the UK is required by EU law... read more »

Bridging the gap?

26 October 2010 by Nicola Brown

As unfair dismissal claims generally require a year’s continuity service, there have been a lot of cases over the years brought in various situations where continuity of service may or may not have been broken. The case of Hussain v Acorn Independent College Ltd dealt with a teacher on a temporary contract and whether... read more »

Act now on the Equality Act

28 September 2010 by Nicola Brown

You may well be sick and tired of hearing about the Equality Act by now – but it is worth making the last few checks that you are compliant before it comes in on Friday (1 October 2010). The Government has published some guidance, very late in the day, but in case you... read more »

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