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Misrepresentation and pre-employment medical questionnaires
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The High Court has rejected a local council's claim for £1m in damages against its former managing director and held that her failure to mention her history of stress and depression in her pre-employment medical questionnaire did not amount to fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation


Clear language required in COT3 to compromise future claims
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

One of the advantages of COT3 agreements over compromise agreements is the greater certainty that the COT3 provides when it comes to the employee waiving future statutory claims of which the employee and employer have no (and can have no) knowledge at the time the settlement is agreed


Individual not a worker where contract permitted unlimited substitution
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

Substitution clauses in agreements with contractors have again been looked at by the EAT, this time in the case of Premier Groundworks v Josza


2009 Budget report
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

There is to be a one-off increase from £350 to £380 in the maximum week's pay that can be taken into account for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy pay


Consultation on implementation of Agency Workers Directive
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Agency Workers Directive provides for equal treatment of agency workers after 12 weeks' employment


Consultation on amendments to the Pregnant Workers Directive
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Government is seeking views on the European Commission's proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive


NHS Agenda for Change was not discriminatory
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

An employment tribunal has, at a pre-hearing review, rejected a challenge to the introduction into the NHS of the "Agenda for Change" (AfC) pay structure and, in particular, the three pay protection arrangements that the Trusts have put in place in order to provide a cushion for employees who would otherwise have suffered a pay reduction (Hartley and others v Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust and others


Employment terminated on the date that pay was stopped
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Court of Appeal has held that stopping an employee's pay while he was suspended on full pay demonstrated a clear intention to terminate his employment


Consultation on multiple discrimination
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Government is yet to decide on whether to make specific provision in the Equality Bill for multiple discrimination claims resulting from a combination of protected characteristics, for example a claim by a black woman who has suffered a detriment not encountered by a black man or a white woman


Swine flu time to dust off your old SARS and bird flu plans?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

Although the World Health Organisation currently puts the level of threat posed by swine flu at level 5 (meaning that a pandemic is considered to be imminent), so far the actual threat in the UK to human life or the economy has been negligible