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Carol Thatcher: fair cop or thought police victim?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2009

The events that led the BBC to sever its relationship with Carol Thatcher have parallels in every workplace and are a reminder of some of the basic issues of discrimination law

Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2009

The Information Commissioner has issued a decision notice ordering a local authority to disclose a summary of data on the job application forms of other candidates, including the successful applicants, or alternatively copies of their application forms with personal data removed

ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the compulsory retirement provisions of the Age Discrimination Regulations are capable of being justified

Terminating agency workers in a downturn what will change when the Agency Workers Directive is implemented?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 12 2009

BMW was criticised for being opportunist when it recently terminated the engagement of a large number of agency workers at its Mini manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxford, giving them only one hour's notice

Working time opt-out

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2009

The European Commission has rejected the European Parliament's proposal to discontinue the opt-out from the maximum average 48-hour week

Religious discrimination

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2009

The EAT has held in Chondol v Liverpool City Council that dismissing an employee for inappropriately promoting his or her religious beliefs to clients is not the same as dismissal on the grounds of the employee's religion or belief and as such does not amount to religious discrimination

Statutory dismissal procedures

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

From 6 April, the statutory dismissal procedures will be abolished

Offshore workers lose holiday claim in the Employment Appeal Tribunal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 12 2009

The EAT has held that offshore workers can be required to take their annual holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) during onshore field breaks (Craig and others v Transocean International Resources Ltd and others

Pensions and unfair dismissal

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2009

In Roberts v Aegon, the EAT has held that when calculating compensation for unfair dismissal, loss of earnings and pension loss can be approached differently

How fair is your redundancy process?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 12 2009

The EAT, in the case of E-Zec Medical Transport Services Ltd v Gregory, has held that a redundancy dismissal was unfair where the application of the selection criteria was based on a manager's subjective personal judgement, unsupported by any objective evidence