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ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Early review of default retirement age

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

Failure to make reasonable adjustments can render a dismissal unlawful

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2009

Where a dismissal could have been avoided by making a reasonable adjustment (such as a phased return to work or a move to a different job), the employer's failure to make the reasonable adjustment meant that the dismissal itself amounted to discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act

Employers must act on suspicion of misconduct or lose right to rely on it

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2009

The Court of Appeal has held that if an employer suspects an employee to be guilty of misconduct, it should instigate disciplinary proceedings against the employee or reserve its position to bring future disciplinary proceedings against the employee

Wide definition of service provision changes under TUPE

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

The EAT has held in Metropolitan Resources Ltd v Churchill Dulwich Ltd (in liquidation) and Martin Cambridge & others that, where the activities carried on by the alleged transferee are fundamentally or essentially the same as those carried out by the alleged transferor, this will amount to a service provision change

Mistake results in part-timer receiving full-time salary

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

Barclays Bank discovered one day that one of its part-time employees, Mrs Keenan, had been receiving salary at the full-time rate for a number of years

Equal pay and "piggyback" claims

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

In McAvoy v South Tyneside Borough Council, female employees of three local councils who worked in predominantly female jobs brought equal pay claims under the Equal Pay Act 1970 (EqPA) arguing that their work was of equal value to men working in predominantly male jobs but who received extra bonuses

Compromise agreement discussions can extend tribunal time limits

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

In the recent case of Eagles v Rugged Systems Ltd, the EAT held that the automatic three month extension to the time limit under Regulation 15 of the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004, which provides for an automatic three month extension of time for lodging certain complaints can be triggered by negotiations aimed at compromising an unfair dismissal claim and avoiding employment tribunal proceedings

Consultation on the public sector equality duty

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

The Government Equalities Office has published a consultation on the proposals for public sector equality duties under the Equality Bill

Reinstatement relevant factors

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 10 2009

Employment tribunals have a wide discretion when considering whether to make an order for reinstatement, but they are required by Section 116 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to take into account the following: whether the complainant wishes to be reinstated; whether it is practicable for the employer to comply with an order for reinstatement; and where the complainant caused or contributed to his dismissal whether it would be just to order his reinstatement