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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.