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ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive *

United Kingdom - August 13 2009
Employers will be aware of the Government consultation on the implementation of the Agency Workers' Directive in the UK which closed on 31 July 2009.

Co-authors: Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


Early review of default retirement age *

United Kingdom - August 13 2009
The Government has recently announced that it will bring forward its proposed review of the default retirement age under the Age Discrimination Regulations from 2011 to 2010.

Co-authors: Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


Attempts at conflict resolution did not prevent disciplinary action *

United Kingdom - August 13 2009
In West London Mental Health NHS Trust v Sarkar, the EAT held that the employer's actions in seeking to resolve complaints against Mr Sarkar through an internal "Fair Blame Policy", designed to deal with less serious matters, did not mean that his subsequent dismissal for gross misconduct was unfair or outside a range of reasonable responses open to the employer.

Co-authors: Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


Consultation on "whistleblowing claim forms" *

United Kingdom - August 13 2009
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a consultation on a proposal that tribunals should have the power, in claims involving whistleblowing, to pass details of alleged wrongdoing relied upon by the whistleblowers in tribunal claims to a "relevant regulator" for investigation.

Co-authors: Kim Pattullo, Blair Adams.


ACAS report shows substantial increase in claims *

United Kingdom - August 13 2009
In its recently published annual report for 2008/09, ACAS notes the substantial increase of 22% in the number of unfair dismissal cases referred to it for arbitration and conciliation.

Co-authors: Blair Adams.


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