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Absolute right to be accompanied
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

Employees have a statutory right to be accompanied by a colleague or trade union representative to a disciplinary or grievance meeting. Two


ECJ rules on sickness during annual leave: can employees get their holiday back if an illness arises when their holiday period has already started?
  • Dentons
  • European Union, Spain
  • June 26 2012

The ECJ ruled last week that, if a worker is sick during paid annual leave, he is able to interrupt the annual leave and take it at a later date, regardless of at what point the incapacity arose


Statutory holiday pay should include commission
  • Dentons
  • European Union
  • July 25 2014

Mr Lock was paid a basic salary and commission based on the sales he achieved. The European Court of Justice considered whether the Working Time


No requirement to make reasonable adjustments for an employee associated with disabled person
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2014

Employers must make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Here, the Court of Appeal considered whether an employer was obliged to make


Religious discrimination: landmark decision in the case of Eweida & others v. UK
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2013

After seven years of court action and numerous appeals, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that British Airways check-in operator


Employment law round-up - September 2014
  • Dentons
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 30 2014

Among the updates in this edition we see some cautionary tales for employers in relation to disciplinary procedures, dealing with medical evidence and


Discrimination questionnaires abolished
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

The rules on discrimination questionnaires have been abolished. Questionnaires may still be submitted but the eight-week time limit for an


Mandatory pre-claim ACAS conciliation
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

In almost all cases, employees must now provide certain information to ACAS before lodging a Tribunal claim. ACAS must attempt to promote settlement


Secret recording of managers' private discussions were admissible evidence
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

An employee secretly recorded her grievance and disciplinary meetings, including some private comments made when she was out of the room. These


Enhanced redundancy payments implied
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

Employees argued that enhanced redundancy payments had been implied into their contracts by custom and practice. Although there was no written