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Reinstatement relevant factors
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

Employment tribunals have a wide discretion when considering whether to make an order for reinstatement, but they are required by Section 116 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to take into account the following: whether the complainant wishes to be reinstated; whether it is practicable for the employer to comply with an order for reinstatement; and where the complainant caused or contributed to his dismissal whether it would be just to order his reinstatement


Tribunal must not substitute its own view for that of the employer
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

This case is a reminder that the tribunal's role in unfair dismissal cases is not to substitute its own view, but to determine whether the decision to dismiss fell within the band of reasonable responses open to the employer


Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms
  • Shepherd and 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


ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification
  • Shepherd and 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


Holiday entitlement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The minimum entitlement to paid holiday under the Working Time Regulations 1998 increased to 5.6 weeks with effect from 1 April


Directors' remuneration disclosure requirement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

Under the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008, for financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2009, quoted companies must set out in the Directors' Remuneration Report a statement of how the pay and conditions of employees were taken into account when setting directors' remuneration


Increases in statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

New rates applied from 6 April 2009


Changes to employee liability information required under TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

A transferor is required under TUPE to provide the transferee with certain specified information about transferring employees (employee liability information) in advance of the transfer


Defaulting employers to be "named and shamed"
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

With effect from 1 April, employers or individuals in England and Wales who fail to pay employment tribunal or EAT awards will be entered onto the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines when enforcement proceedings have been brought against them in a County Court


Tribunal procedure
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

Various changes in the tribunal rules to applications for extending time limits and dismissal of claims settled by ACAS came into force on 6 April