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May
06
2010

You can choose your friends, but you can`t choose your family!

Kashif Tariq, was described as his barrister as a "professional" civil servant "who is highly regarded by his peers and supervisors and who has an impeccable employment record". Yet he..

May
06
2010

Dealing with stress in the workplace

A study out today states that stress at work raises the risk of heart disease for women under 50. The British Heart Foundation encourages employees and employers alike to  tackle..

May
04
2010

When is gross misconduct not gross misconduct?

In Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v Westwood the EAT has held that even where an employer`s disciplinary policy provides that certain conduct is gross misconduct, dismissal for..

May
04
2010

A ‘Duty to Consider` Retirement

Employers have to follow rigid procedures to give effect to the retirement of an employee.  Any failure to follow the process is likely to result in the retirement being regarded..

May
04
2010

No WIP - no service provision change

Generally TUPE applies where there is a ‘relevant` transfer and the rights, duties and powers in connection with a contract of employment are transferred over to the transferee.   A relevant transfer..

May
04
2010

Employees Being Open

The EAT has established in the case of HM Land Registry v Grant that an employee being openly gay in the work place was potentially relevant to how he was..

Apr
30
2010

Grievance Hearings v Disciplinary Hearings

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v Marshall and another EAT/0488/09 that it will only be in rare circumstances that it is unfair..

Apr
29
2010

Relating religious doctrine to modern society

The Relate counsellor who was dismissed for refusing to give sex therapy to gay couples has today been refused permission to appeal the decision of the EAT which held that..

Apr
22
2010

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 has now received Royal Assent.   We expect it to be in force in October 2010, although whether it is enacted exactly as it stands, may depend on..

Apr
22
2010

Simply Whistleblowing

It has been established in the case of Goode v Marks & Spencer that an expression of an employer`s opinion about a proposal, after consultation, does not amount to a..



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