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News Category: Employment

  • 21 August 2017

    Removal and reimbursement of employment tribunal fees

    On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees were unlawful and had acted as a barrier to access to justice. Read more

  • 3 March 2017

    Employment update: Wednesday 29 March 2017

    Our popular annual employment update breakfast is taking place from 7.45am on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at The Targetfollow Room, Theatre Royal, Norwich NR2 1RL. Read more

  • 23 February 2017

    The enforceability of mobility clauses in contracts of employment

    K is an engineering, technology and services company focusing on work in the oil and gas industry. They previously had two offices that employees worked out of; Greenford and Leatherhead. The claimants, F and E, worked out of the Greenford office for the duration of their employment. Read more

  • 3 February 2017

    Can an employer rely on expired written warnings?

    In Stratford v Auto Trail VR Ltd UKEAT/0116/16 the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered whether an employer taking account of a history of expired warnings meant that the employee's dismissal was unfair. Read more

  • 3 November 2016

    Pay protection and reasonable adjustments

    In G4S and Powell, the EAT considered the extent to which an employer has a duty to protect pay as part of an array of reasonable adjustments for employees considered disabled under the Equality Act 2010. Read more

  • 15 August 2016

    Right to Work Checks – Is Your Business Compliant?

    The Home Office has issued new guidance to employers on right to work checks in light of the new illegal working offences under the Immigration Act 2016 coming into force on 12 July 2016. Read more

  • 12 August 2016

    Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP v Bailey

    In Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP ("FFT") v Bailey, the EAT reviewed the admissibility of pre-termination settlement negotiations when the case included a claim for discrimination alongside unfair dismissal. Read more

  • 12 August 2016

    Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman

    In Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman, the EAT approached the subject of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures ("the Code") once again, this time specifically in relation to dismissals for Some Other Substantial Reason ("SOSR"). The dismissal was by reason of a breakdown in the working relationship. Read more

  • 12 August 2016

    Holmes v Qinetiq

    In Holmes v Qinetiq, the EAT considered the applicability of the ACAS Code of Practice ("the Code") with reference to termination of employees for ill health. It examined the meaning of "disciplinary" in some detail to ascertain whether a 25% uplift in a claim for unfair dismissal was available. Read more

  • 17 June 2016

    Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council

    In Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council, the EAT considered a tribunal's approach to the identification of a provision, criterion or practice, group disadvantage and justification in a claim for indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. In particular, what level of repetition, if any, is required to establish a practice. Read more