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ADR practical guide no. 7: mediating employment and workplace disputes

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 22 2015

This is the seventh in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling

UK: appeal news: collective redundancies, tribunal fees

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

The ECJ has confirmed that it will deliver its ruling on the UK trigger for collective redundancy consultation in the Woolworths case on 30 April

UK: legislative changes April 2015: family-related leave, rates, Acas Code

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

The new shared parental leave and pay regime came into operation on 5 April 2015 (applying to parents of children expected to be born, or placed for

UK: duty to make reasonable adjustments: employers not fixed with constructive knowledge of disability provided took reasonable steps to investigate

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

An employer's failure to investigate discrepancies in an occupational health report (which found no disability) will not necessarily fix it with

UK: harassment: potential liability for damages to indirect victim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

An employer could be vicariously liable under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for harm caused by an employee harassing a colleague, including

UK: legislative changes October 2015: tribunal recommendations and NMW

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015, given Royal Assent on 26 March, removes the current power of Employment Tribunals to make wider recommendations for the

UK: new publications

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

BIS has published Guidance for employers on whistleblowing, available here. It contains recommendations for writing and promoting whistleblowing

UK: small business, enterprise and employment act 2015: mandatory gender pay gap reports and zero hours contracts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill also received Royal Assent on 26 March, though commencement orders will be needed to bring the

UK: disability: Type 2 diabetes controlled by abstention from sugary drinks is not disability, according to EAT

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

Type 2 diabetes is not necessarily a disability for employment purposes, according to the EAT. A claimant did not satisfy the definition of

UK: TUPE: SPC despite service being provided to more than one client

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

The EAT has ruled that there can theoretically be a change of service provider covered by TUPE even where the service is provided to more than one