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Election 2015: What’s in store for employment law?

With less than a week until polling day, we consider what the main political parties have planned for employment law should they be elected. Conservatives The Tories will make it compulsory for employers with 250 [...]

‘Public Interest’ test for whistleblowing

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has made a decision which suggests that the “public interest” test for whistleblowing claims introduced two years ago will be a much easier one to satisfy than had been previously [...]

Shared Parental Leave

New mothers will now be able share their maternity leave and pay with their partner giving them greater flexibility and choice in how they care for their new child in its first year. Parents of [...]

Fit for Work

In December 2014, the Government launched the Fit for Work scheme (“FFW”).  This included the Fit for Work website and telephone advice line.  In May 2015, the opportunity for an occupational health referral will be [...]

The Data Protection Act for Employers

Data Protection is an important area for employers who run substantial risk for non-compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). In these notes compiled to accompany our seminar presentations about the DPA on 18 [...]

Landmark holiday pay case increases costs for employers

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has this week delivered a landmark decision in the cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton (and other co-joined appeals) that is likely to have far reaching implications for you. [...]

Employment Law – It’s a funny old game

Excitement is building amongst football fans as the World Cup progresses. Expectations of the England team doing well are (thankfully) not high but, based on past experience, expecting a few World Cup-related employment issues might [...]

Unfair Dismissal Update

There has already been a number of changes to the rules regarding unfair dismissal: An increase in the qualifying period, meaning that in order to claim for unfair dismissal, an employee needs to have been [...]

Does Size Matter?

It was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Blackburn –v- Aldi Stores Limited, whether the basis for a claim of constructive dismissal could occur by the failure of an employer to provide an [...]

Unexpected Absence

It is likely that there will be occasions when an employee fails to attend the workplace owing to circumstances beyond his/her control. This type of non-attendance may be caused by the following: Extreme adverse weather [...]

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