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Minimum wage increases coming... but held at the rate of inflation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 29 2007

The Government has announced that the national minimum wage is to rise from October 2007

House of Lords judgment - disability-related discrimination

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2008

The House of Lords has delivered an important decision that is likely to have a significant impact on the law of disability-related discrimination in the employment context, in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm

No strict liability to inform and consult under Regulation 13

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2009

The Court of Appeal has now confirmed the controversial EAT decision in the case of Royal Mail Group Ltd v CWU

Delay in handling appeal may not amount to failure to ‘complete’ the SDP and so may not make the dismissal automatically unfair

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 13 2008

In Selvarajan v Wilmot and others the Court of Appeal has overturned not one but several EAT judgments on an important point concerning the implementation of the statutory disciplinary and dismissals procedures (the SDDP

One ‘glaring inconsistency’ can make selection process unfair; individual employee unable to claim protective award

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 16 2008

In Northgate HR v Mercy the Court of Appeal has affirmed an EAT decision on two important issues which arose in the course of a redundancy exercise

Disability discrimination - time limits

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 18 2007

A claimant may be allowed to bring a disability discrimination claim late when he had not been prompt to act because of his state of mind

Nolan v United States of America

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 15 2009

The Employment Tribunal held that the USA was in breach of the Section 188 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A) by failing to consult representatives of civilian employees at a US Army Base about the reasons for its closure and by failing to start consultation in time

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 can apply to transfers outside the UK

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 5 2008

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) were introduced in 1981 to protect employee rights and continuity of employment where the business in which they work is transferred from one employer to another

Disability discrimination

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 21 2007

In Scottish & Southern Energy v Mackay the EAT has yet again reminded employers that, when dismissing an employee who has been on long-term sick leave, their duties under the DDA are different from those under the Employment Rights Act

Dismissalresignation

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 21 2007

Even where an employee leaves by mutual consent and severance terms are negotiated, he or she may still have been ‘dismissed’ and thus able to bring an unfair dismissal claim