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Mar
11
2010

Holiday pay entitlement ....continues....

Following the case of Stringer, the Tribunal in the case of Rawlings v The Direct Garage Door Company held that an employee was entitled to be paid for the holiday..

Mar
11
2010

Entitlement to Legal Representation

It is usually the case that companies conducting a disciplinary/grievance procedure only allow employees the right to be accompanied by either a trade union representative or a colleague.    However, in..

Mar
05
2010

Timing retirements

We are noticing a definite increase in the number of retirement unfair dismissal claims - and many seem to be arising because employers are trying to be kind to retiring staff, and then..

Mar
04
2010

Constructive Dismissal Cannot Be ‘Cured`

Following the Court of Appeal decision in Buckland v Bournemouth University, it was held that employers could not ‘cure` a fundamental breach of contract by taking subsequent steps to rectify..

Mar
04
2010

Collective Consultations Still Apply

Even though there may be special circumstances that apply where it could affect the timing of consultations under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, this does not..

Mar
03
2010

Are things finally looking up?

A study of the UK jobs market by Markit on behalf of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG has reported the biggest growth in new permanent staff positions for two..

Mar
03
2010

Aiding Discrimination of Agency Workers

The EAT has considered whether an employer ‘aided` discrimination when it engaged an agency worker who discriminated against its employee.       In the case of May & Baker Ltd t/a Sanofi-Aventis..

Mar
02
2010

Sacrificial lambs?

Well, we are approaching lambing season and it seems staff at the BBC are being offered for sacrifice in an attempt to cut expenditure and achieve a reputation of value..

Feb
25
2010

More money for new Mums?

A committee of the European Parliament has agreed legislation to extend maternity leave across Europe to 20 weeks on full pay. Current European rules give women 14 weeks fully paid maternity..

Feb
24
2010

Bullying leadership

It has been impossible to avoid the news stories this week about Gordon Brown`s alleged bullying of junior colleagues. We have heard reports of angry shouting and kicking furniture, contrasted with..



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