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An agreement tainted by illegality
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

Hughes v. The Coupers Partnership Ltd (CPL) UKEAT 0078_16 has provided a reminder of the concept of illegality. The facts Mr Hughes was a commercial


Taking prior disciplinary warnings into account
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

The extent to which an employer can take prior warnings issued to employees into account can be confusing. The recent case of Trye v. UKME (UK


Guidance on new judicial assessment procedure in employment tribunals published
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

Judge Brian Doyle, the President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales), has issued Presidential Guidance on the protocol for “judicial


Employees TUPE transfer after a share sale
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

TUPE applies when there is a business transfer but not normally when a company is acquired by a share purchase. Here, after a share purchase by a


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


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


Offshore holiday relief for employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2011

The highest court in the UK has confirmed that time spent onshore can constitute paid time off for annual leave purposes


Reed loses claim in relation to salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • February 2 2012

The First-tier Tribunal (tax) has now issued its long-awaited, and lengthy, judgment in the case of Reed Employment Plc & Ors v. HMRC 2012 UKFTT 28


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