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What constitutes a valid settlement through ACAS?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2010

The EAT has handed down its decision in Allma Construction v Bonner, confirming that, in deciding whether a valid settlement has been concluded through ACAS, it is irrelevant whether the ACAS officer believes that a settlement has been reached or whether a written agreement has actually been documented

EAT considers meaning of "affected employees" for the purposes of a TUPE transfer

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2010

The EAT has held that for the purposes of TUPE, "affected employees", whose representatives must be informed and consulted about the transfer, are those who will be or may be transferred, who have an internal job application pending at the time of the transfer and whose jobs may be put in jeopardy by the transfer (Unison v Somerset County Council

DWP publishes guidance on new fit notes

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 11 2010

Following consultation with business groups and medical representatives, the Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance for employers and medical practitioners on the new statement of fitness to work (commonly referred to as a fit note

Minimum wage and tips

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 11 2009

The Government has announced that it will introduce legislation, to come into effect on 1 October 2009, to prevent tips being used to top up wages to meet the national minimum wage

Dismissal decision taken in the absence of employees was fair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 10 2010

In Bashir v Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, the EAT has held that the claimants' dismissal was fair, notwithstanding that the decision to dismiss had been taken in their absence

ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • 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

Tribunal statistics show large increase in claims for 200910

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 13 2010

The Tribunals Service recently published its Annual Statistics for the period to 31 March 2010

Right to legal representation in disciplinary hearings

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 11 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employee may have the right to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing where the hearing could result in them being prohibited from practising their profession

Notice of dismissal and notice of intention not the same thing

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 11 2010

To bring an unfair dismissal claim, a claimant must normally show that they have been dismissed (including the non-renewal of a fixed term contract) or that they have been constructively dismissed

Dismissal based on unproven allegations can be fair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 9 2010

The EAT has held that a public authority fairly dismissed a career civil servant in reliance on a police disclosure relating to alleged sexual abuse of children, even though the alleged conduct had not been proven and did not have a direct relationship with the employee's work (A v B