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Employee in breach of implied duty of trust and confidence cannot claim constructive dismissal

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

The EAT has held, in the case of Aberdeen City Council v McNeill, that an employee, who at the time of their resignation is themselves in breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence, is not entitled to claim constructive dismissal on the basis of the employer's breach of trust and confidence

GEO publishes guidance on new public sector duties

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

The Government Equalities Office ("GEO") has published guidance on the new public-sector duty to reduce socio-economic inequalities contained in the Equality Bill

EAT decision on combined indirect sex and race discrimination

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

In Ministry of Defence v DeBique, the EAT upheld a tribunal's decision that a female soldier from a Commonwealth country, who was also a single parent, was indirectly discriminated against on the grounds of sex and race

Age discriminatory pay protection always potentially justifiable

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

In Pulham v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the EAT has held that, unlike the position in relation to sex discrimination and equal pay, pay protection arrangements that discriminate on the basis of age are always potentially justifiable

Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • 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

Court of Appeal endorses application of Postcomm's statutory fining guidelines

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 3 2008

Following a review of Royal Mail's mail integrity procedures, Postcomm proposed to fine Royal Mail £11.38m in February 2006

University warns students over abuse of online networking sites

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 23 2007

Keele University issued a warning via e-mail to its students in May that any defamatory messages about staff on various online social networking sites such as Facebook might result in disciplinary action

A question of political judgement? Judicial review and the Ombudsman

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 3 2007

In our increasingly litigious society, a complaint to the Ombudsman is typically viewed as a means of seeking a political, rather than legal, remedy in cases of maladministration

Bill briefing: the Pensions Bill

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 22 2007

The Pensions Bill 2006-7 was introduced on 28 November 2006 and was read for the second time in the House of Commons on 16 January 2007