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Holidays and sick leave: what employers need to know
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2009

In our last monthly E-Bulletin, we reported that the House of Lords had handed down its judgement in the case of HM Revenue and Customs v Stringer, which concerns the vexed question of statutory holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) when a worker is or has been absent on long-term sick leave


Mistake results in part-timer receiving full-time salary
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

Barclays Bank discovered one day that one of its part-time employees, Mrs Keenan, had been receiving salary at the full-time rate for a number of years


Consultant was in breach of confidentiality obligations
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The High Court has held that a consultant was in breach of obligations of confidentiality to a former client, when he misused confidential information to develop a competing product for another party (Vestergaard Frandsen AS and others v Bestnet Europe Limited and others


Payment in lieu of notice did not waive employer's right to terminate for gross misconduct
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

In the case of Benveniste v Kingston University, the EAT has confirmed that by mistakenly paying in lieu of notice, the employer did not waive its right to rely on the employee's gross misconduct and dismiss her summarily


Carol Thatcher: fair cop or thought police victim?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2009

The events that led the BBC to sever its relationship with Carol Thatcher have parallels in every workplace and are a reminder of some of the basic issues of discrimination law


Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Terminating agency workers in a downturn what will change when the Agency Workers Directive is implemented?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

BMW was criticised for being opportunist when it recently terminated the engagement of a large number of agency workers at its Mini manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxford, giving them only one hour's notice


ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the compulsory retirement provisions of the Age Discrimination Regulations are capable of being justified


Working time opt-out
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 13 2009

The European Commission has rejected the European Parliament's proposal to discontinue the opt-out from the maximum average 48-hour week


Religious discrimination
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2009

The EAT has held in Chondol v Liverpool City Council that dismissing an employee for inappropriately promoting his or her religious beliefs to clients is not the same as dismissal on the grounds of the employee's religion or belief and as such does not amount to religious discrimination