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Employment law round-up- November 2014
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2014

In this issue, we look first at the landmark EAT case on holiday pay which attracted a lot of TV and press attention earlier this month. Our Autumn


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


Financial penalties for losing employers
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • May 19 2014

Tribunals now have the power to order that a losing employer must pay a financial penalty if a claim has aggravating features. The minimum penalty


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


Can the Manner of a Dismissal Leave Employers Open to a Common Law Claim for Damages?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • December 16 2011

Thankfully not, says the majority of the Supreme Court


Endeavouring to get it right - how far do employers have to go?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

In the context of the employment relationship, and particularly when agreeing termination arrangements, employers often promise to use best or reasonable endeavours to obtain a certain outcome