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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..

Feb
24
2010

Constructive dismissal - employer`s conduct v employee`s conduct

The EAT has held in the case of Aberdeen City Council v McNeill that an employee is not entitled to terminate his/her contract on the basis that the employer has..

Feb
24
2010

Religion and dress codes

The Court of Appeal in Eweida v British Airways Plc rejected an employee`s claim of indirect discrimination on the ground of her religion.  Ms Eweida claimed that British Airways` dress..

Feb
24
2010

Changing Ts & Cs

In Bateman & Ors v Asda, the EAT held that Asda had reserved a power in its staff handbook to change terms and conditions and it was therefore entitled to..

Feb
24
2010

Holiday lost to sickness can be carried over

In Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd, an employment tribunal held that an employee should be allowed to carry over leave into the next holiday year that he had been..



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