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Aug
04
2017

What does a “week’s pay” include for the purposes of calculating tribunal awards?

In University of Sunderland v Drossou, the EAT concluded (departing from previous authorities) that the figure for a “week’s pay” when calculating tribunal awards should include employer pension contributions. ..

Jul
28
2017

Gender pay gap: perceptions v reality

A recent survey by salary benchmarking site emolument.com revealed that many men were unaware of a gender pay gap existing in their sector...

Jul
28
2017

Supreme Court finds Tribunal fees to be unlawful: What will happen now?

This week the Supreme Court handed down what has been described as “the most important judgment in employment law of the last fifty years” in R (on the application of..

Jul
28
2017

Not so happy returns! ECJ decide Italian firms can dismiss zero-hour contract workers on their 25th birthday.

Italian law allows firms to offer ‘on call’ contracts (referred to as zero hour contracts in the UK) to individuals aged under 25 and over 45, those between 25 and..

Jul
26
2017

Tribunal fees unlawful!

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Unison's appeal against Tribunal fees finding that the current fee regime is unlawful both under domestic..

Jul
24
2017

Potential increase to damages bands for injury to feelings

In discrimination claims (and in some other claims such as those for detrimental treatment following a protected disclosure), claimants can..

Jul
21
2017

No Dual Nationality for Dutch Nationals living in Post Brexit Britain

Dutch PM Mark Rutte, this week confirmed that Dutch nationals in the UK who are considering securing British citizenship in order to avoid complication after Brexit, will be stripped of..

Jul
20
2017

Taylor Review: Key Proposals

The much awaited Taylor Review into modern working practices has been released. It aims to tackle “one-sided flexibility” in favour of employers in the labour market. The key recommendations include:..

Jul
20
2017

Falling through the Gap: BBC posts some surprising pay data

The BBC came under fire yesterday after publishing data on their biggest earners. The broadcaster has released a list of their “talent” within the organisation earning over £150,000 per year...

Jul
20
2017

Whistleblowing – Court of Appeal considers ‘public interest’ test

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-awaited decision in the case of Chesterton Global v Nurmohamed and, unfortunately for employers, it does not provide the assistance they were..



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