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Apr
07
2017

No second bite at the cherry with ACAS early conciliation

In general, claimants are only allowed to bring Employment Tribunal claims after submitting an ACAS EC notification form and receiving an EC certificate...

Mar
31
2017

You cannot stop a clock before it starts

A recent Tribunal decision has held that time spent in ACAS Early Conciliation (“EC”) before a limitation period starts cannot extend the time limit for bringing a claim...

Mar
17
2017

Lost in translation: Confusion over employee status of an interpreter

The Equality Act 2010, which sets out the legal protections against discrimination, defines employment as “employment under a contract of employment, a contract of apprenticeship or a contract personally to..

Feb
10
2017

Another blow to the ‘gig economy’ - plumber wins Court of Appeal case

Today the Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in a case brought by plumber Gary Smith against Pimlico Plumbers. The Court upheld an earlier Employment Tribunal decision that..

Jan
04
2017

Tribunal not entitled to look behind earlier warning in unfair dismissal case

In Perry’s Motor Sales Ltd v Edwards, the Claimant, a car dealership manager was dismissed for misconduct...

Dec
22
2016

Medical Evidence Myth Busting

Psychiatric illness, such as depression, may come as a consequence of unfair or discriminatory treatment by another employee or their employer. In Hampshire County Council v Wyatt, the EAT held..

Dec
16
2016

Keep this between you and me…and the Tribunal

Protected conversations were introduced to allow employers to have an “off the record” discussion with an employee concerning their exit. Evidence of pre-termination negotiations is inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal..

Nov
24
2016

Tribunal runs out of patience for litigant in person

In Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an Employment Tribunal’s (ET) decision to award costs against the Claimant, who was acting in person...

Nov
11
2016

TUC: Workers paying the price for tribunal fees

New figures published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) show that the number of claims challenging unfair dismissals and discrimination at work has fallen by 9,000 a month and blames..

Sep
30
2016

To award costs or not to award costs?

It used to be the case that recovering costs within the employment tribunal was an exception rather than the rule, and whilst the threshold for recovering costs still remain high,..



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