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Repeal of the statutory dispute and disciplinary procedures: details of transitional provisions now available
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

The statutory dismissal and dispute procedures (SDDPs) have now been repealed with effect from 6 April 2009


Internal disciplinary proceedings and right to legal representation
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2010

The Court of Appeal has commented that a junior doctor facing serious disciplinary charges can be entitled to legal representation at his disciplinary hearing even if the disciplinary policy does not provide for such a right


High Court rules that retirement age is not unlawful
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2010

As widely reported, the High Court has ruled that the UK's default retirement age of 65 contained in the Age Discrimination Regulations is not unlawful for now R (on the application of Age UK) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 2009 EWHC 2336 HC) (Heyday


The EAT clarifies Tribunal's approach on making reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2010

The EAT has held that when determining whether an employer has complied with its duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), the first step is to consider whether making the adjustment would overcome the disadvantage suffered by the disabled person in the case of Wilson v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Job Centre Plus) and Others


The EAT confirms associative discrimination is covered by the DDA
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2010

The EAT has held that the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers discrimination by reason of, and harassment related to, a third person's disability (associative discrimination) and suggested additional wording to the DDA to cover this in the case of EBR Attridge LLP and another v Coleman (No 2


TUPE - the EAT provides guidance on a substantial change to working conditions to an employee's detriment
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2010

The EAT has provided guidance on what amounts to a substantial change to a transferring employee's working conditions to their material detriment in the case of Tapere v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust


Ministry of Justice's plans to implement judicial mediation in Employment Tribunals
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

The Ministry of Justice has published its Corporate Plan for 2009-11, which includes proposals to implement judicial mediation in Employment Tribunals


Statutory payments rates - increases effective from 6 April 2009
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

As from 6 April 2009, the weekly statutory payments rates will increase as follows


Sexual Orientation Regulations - homophobic banter towards an individual could amount to harassment even where the individual is not gay and nor do his tormentors believe him to be so
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

In English v Thomas Sanderson Limited 2008 the Court of Appeal has held by a majority that "homophobic banter" directed at an employee could be harassment under the Sexual Orientation Regulations, even where the victim was not gay; his "harassers" did not believe him to be gay; and he knew that his "harassers" did not believe him to be gay


TUPE: the EAT has held that a transferee is bound by pay increases negotiated post-transfer under a collective agreement to which the transferee is not a party
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2009

The EAT has held that a transferee remains bound by pay increases negotiated post-transfer under a collective agreement to which the transferee is not a party in the case of Alemo-Herron v Parkwood Leisure Limited (EAT