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Jun
10
2010

Beware of the fake fit note

Just 2 months after they were introduced by the Government in an attempt to combat sickness absence, it appears that the new fit note is open to misuse.                             Despite..

Jun
08
2010

Years of Unwanted Conduct

In cases of constructive dismissal where an employer has committed a repudiatory breach of contract, an employee must not delay too long before resigning or it would be taken that..

Jun
08
2010

Damages not limited

It was held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that the employee was able to recover damages at large for a breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure.    In..

Jun
08
2010

Without Prejudice Rule

The without prejudice rule will generally prevent documents from being admitted and used as evidence against the interest of a party in any court hearing without the permission of both..

Jun
08
2010

Outcome of Criminal Proceedings

Employers are often faced with procedural dilemmas on how internal proceedings are to run whilst ensuring a reasonable and fair process is carried out.   What should an employer do in a..

Jun
03
2010

Avoiding an expensive way out.

It has been reported today that Liverpool FC has allegedly offered Manager Rafa Benitez a £3 million pound sum to leave his employment with the club.   Mr Benitez had been employed..

Jun
01
2010

Failing to follow disciplinary procedures could result in uncapped loss of earnings awards

The Court of Appeal has found, in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, that employees can be awarded damages for loss of earnings resulting from a breach of..

May
28
2010

Are your employees dying to leave?

Since January 2010, 11 workers at the Foxconn factory in China have committed suicide.   The managers of the factory, which produces products for many major computer and electrical companies, have set..

May
28
2010

Inflation yet to affect pay increases

Despite inflation hitting a 19 year high of 5.3% last month, it is yet to affect the rate of pay increases, which remain at an average of 1% for the..

May
27
2010

Don`t score an own goal during the World Cup!

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned employers against imposing a blanket ban on football during the World Cup, which starts on 11 June 2010. The TUC believes that a..



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