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Mistake results in part-timer receiving full-time salary
  • Shepherd and 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


TUPE update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

Recent decisions of the EAT have considered (1) whether TUPE applies where services are fragmented following a re-tendering exercise and (2) how collectively agreed terms apply post-transfer


Statistics show a 43 increase in tribunal claims
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

The Employment Tribunal Service has published its report covering the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008


Flexible working
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

On 6 April, the right to request flexible working was extended to parents of all children aged 16 and under


Belief in the importance of the environment and in climate change amounts to a philosophical belief
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

Mr Nicholson has brought an employment tribunal claim alleging that he was selected for redundancy because of his strong belief in the importance of the environment


EAT confirms test for constructive dismissal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The EAT has confirmed that the "band of reasonable responses" test does not apply to the question of whether an employer has committed a fundamental breach of contract, entitling an employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal (Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation v Buckland


Minimum wage and tips
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has announced that it will introduce legislation, to come into effect on 1 October 2009, to prevent tips being used to top up wages to meet the national minimum wage


Failure to pay damages can be victimisation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

In the case of Rank Nemo (DS) Limited & others v Coutinho, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employment tribunal can hear a claim for victimisation based upon non-payment of a tribunal award


Consultant was in breach of confidentiality obligations
  • Shepherd and 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


"Fit note" consultation launched
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Department for Work and Pensions has unveiled a medical "fit note" to replace current sick notes