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Employment law round-up- November 2014

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 13 2014

In this issue, we look first at the landmark EAT case on holiday pay which attracted a lot of TV and press attention earlier this month. Our Autumn

Employment law round-up - September 2014

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2014

Among the updates in this edition we see some cautionary tales for employers in relation to disciplinary procedures, dealing with medical evidence and

No requirement to make reasonable adjustments for an employee associated with disabled person

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 25 2014

Employers must make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Here, the Court of Appeal considered whether an employer was obliged to make

LLP members not whistling in the dark

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 5 2014

The UK Supreme Court has ruled in Clyde & Co v. Bates van Winkelhof 2014 UKSC 32 that members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are workers

Absolute right to be accompanied

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 19 2014

Employees have a statutory right to be accompanied by a colleague or trade union representative to a disciplinary or grievance meeting. Two

Discrimination questionnaires abolished

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2014

The rules on discrimination questionnaires have been abolished. Questionnaires may still be submitted but the eight-week time limit for an

Mandatory pre-claim ACAS conciliation

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 19 2014

In almost all cases, employees must now provide certain information to ACAS before lodging a Tribunal claim. ACAS must attempt to promote settlement

Secret recording of managers' private discussions were admissible evidence

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2014

An employee secretly recorded her grievance and disciplinary meetings, including some private comments made when she was out of the room. These

Enhanced redundancy payments implied

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2014

Employees argued that enhanced redundancy payments had been implied into their contracts by custom and practice. Although there was no written

Financial penalties for losing employers

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 19 2014

Tribunals now have the power to order that a losing employer must pay a financial penalty if a claim has aggravating features. The minimum penalty