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Withdrawing benefits from striking employees

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

BA's threat to withdraw travel discounts from striking employees is intimidation, according to the trade union, but fair tactics according to BA

New government, new employment laws?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 14 2010

As the new coalition government takes shape, we look at what it is likely to mean for employment law

Wide definition of service provision changes under TUPE

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

Corporate governance and regulation of remuneration

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 10 2009

The FSA Code on remuneration practices comes into force on 1 January 2010

Employer's unambiguous words of dismissal can rarely be retracted

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

The EAT has held, in the case of Willoughby v CF Capital plc, that an employer's unambiguous words of dismissal could not be retracted, even where the letter of dismissal had been issued as a result of a misunderstanding

Government seeking evidence on default retirement age

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 17 2009

The Government has launched a research project aimed at gaining an insight into employers' age-based practices and policies

Increase in National Minimum Wage rates

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2009

From 1 October 2009, the following new rates will apply

Employer not responsible for discrimination by agency worker

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

The EAT has held that an end-user client was not liable for the racially discriminatory acts of an agency worker

Additional paternity leave gains momentum

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 12 2009

Following an announcement last month of its plans to introduce "additional paternity leave" for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011, the Government has now launched consultation on the draft regulations

Attempts at conflict resolution did not prevent disciplinary action

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

In West London Mental Health NHS Trust v Sarkar, the EAT held that the employer's actions in seeking to resolve complaints against Mr Sarkar through an internal "Fair Blame Policy", designed to deal with less serious matters, did not mean that his subsequent dismissal for gross misconduct was unfair or outside a range of reasonable responses open to the employer