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The new Tribunal Regime - time for a new era?

This year has seen a number of changes to employment law already and there is still more to come.  We are expecting the new costs regime that will apply to Tribunal claims and the new Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure to come into force in the...

New ACAS Code on Collective Redundancies

As you may be aware, with effect from 6 April 2013, the law on collective redundancy consultation changed.  Employers were previously required to undertake collective consultation for a period of 90 days if more than 99 employees are to be made...

Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") says post-employment victimisation is not unlawful

In a judgment handed down on 5 March 2013, the EAT held in the case of Rowstock Ltd v Jessemey that the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”) does not provide protection against post-employment victimisation. The judgment surprised many practitioners who had...

Top tips for avoiding claims in relation to fixed term contracts

Fixed term contracts are a favoured tool for employers looking for both certainty and flexibility in their workforce. However, it is a common misconception that fixed term workers have less employment protections than permanent employees. There are a number...

TUPE: common myths are busted

Whether on a business sale, outsourcing or group restructure, the thought of TUPE being applicable can strike fear into the most hardy HR heart, and perhaps it is this fear of TUPE which has led to a number of myths about situations which are thought not to...

Past criminal offences - forgiven but not forgotten?

Dear Auntie We have recently undertaken Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously Criminal Records Bureau checks) against all members of staff working on a project for one of our biggest clients, SuperClient.  They recently added a new...

HR Law's "need to know" guide to new laws in 2013

Now that the festive period is over and everyone in Government is back at their desks, employment lawyers and HR professionals alike can brace themselves for what will be an action-packed year of employment law reform.  Here are the highlights: ...

Out with the old: Can we retire an underperforming older worker?

Dear Auntie I am the HR manager of a company specialising in IT support. In 2011 we scrapped our company retirement age of 65 because we do not think we would be able justify having one. Since then a number of our employees have continued working past the...

Status update on Facebook: Smith v Trafford Housing and other tales we like

In this news update we look at a recent case regarding Facebook posts which raises a number of questions: where is the line between freedom of expression and conduct in keeping with employment obligations?  Does it make a difference if views are...

FW successfully acts in Euro 12.5m claim in Supreme Court

Court delivers comprehensive victory for Raphael Geys in his claim against his employer Société Générale The Supreme Court today delivered its Judgment in the claim of Raphael Geys against his former employer,...
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