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Employers must act on suspicion of misconduct or lose right to rely on it
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Court of Appeal has held that if an employer suspects an employee to be guilty of misconduct, it should instigate disciplinary proceedings against the employee or reserve its position to bring future disciplinary proceedings against the employee


ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

Employers will be aware of the Government consultation on the implementation of the Agency Workers' Directive in the UK which closed on 31 July 2009


Early review of default retirement age
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Government has recently announced that it will bring forward its proposed review of the default retirement age under the Age Discrimination Regulations from 2011 to 2010


Equality Bill update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2009

The Equality Bill continues to progress through Parliament towards an implementation date in 2010


Consultation on the public sector equality duty
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government Equalities Office has published a consultation on the proposals for public sector equality duties under the Equality Bill


Minimum wage for apprentices
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to consider the detailed arrangements for an apprentice minimum wage under the NMW framework and to recommend the rate and arrangements that should replace the existing exemptions, together with the timing for its introduction


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


Misrepresentation and pre-employment medical questionnaires
  • Shepherd and 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


Wide definition of service provision changes under TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The EAT has held in Metropolitan Resources Ltd v Churchill Dulwich Ltd (in liquidation) and Martin Cambridge & others that, where the activities carried on by the alleged transferee are fundamentally or essentially the same as those carried out by the alleged transferor, this will amount to a service provision change


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