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Key revisions to UK employment law effective 6 April 2014

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  • April 7 2014

ACAS is now able to offer optional Early Conciliation to help to settle a dispute without going to tribunal. For claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014

Whistleblowers - three emails taken together can amount to a 'protected disclosure'

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  • March 3 2014

In Norbrook Laboratories (GB) Ltd v Shaw, the claimant alleged that his employer had taken action against him because he was a 'whistleblower'. He

Collective redundancies - consultation requirement update

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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2014

The long-running case of Nolan v USA has been referred back to the Court of Appeal (CA) from the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), but still no

Discrimination - liability for acts of agent

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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2014

In Kemeh v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal (CA) considered the claim of an employee who was racially abused by an agency worker working at

TUPE - harmonisation of terms

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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2014

In Hazel v Manchester College, the Court of Appeal (CA) considered the case where an employer tried to cut costs, and also tried to harmonise 37

Agency workers - Smith v Carillion

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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2014

In Smith v Carillion, the claimant was employed by an agency to work on a construction site. The engagement ended because his name was on a union

When is it fair to dismiss on grounds of ill-health?

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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2014

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, 'capability' is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal. However, an employer must show that it was

Regulations only apply to ‘temporary’ workers

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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2014

In Moran and others v Ideal Cleaning Services and Celanese Acetate, the EAT considered the case of several claimants who were employed by the first

Right to be accompanied

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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2014

In Roberts v GB Oils, the EAT considered the case of an employee who made a request to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing by a trade union

A reasoned discussion of the 'range of reasonable responses'

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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 2 2014

In HCL Safety Ltd v Flaherty, Flaherty was dismissed by his employer for misconduct after working on a roof without a safety harness, despite