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The not so beautiful game
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

With the 2010 FIFA Word Cup only one day away, employers will be dreading the onset of sickies, absenteeism and headaches which is sure to follow


Right to request time off for training
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

The Apprenticeships, Children and Learning Act received Royal Assent on 12 November


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


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


Payment in lieu of notice did not waive employer's right to terminate for gross misconduct
  • Shepherd and 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


EAT confirms requirement to consult collectively over reasons for closure
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The EAT has held, in the case of United States of America v S Nolan, that the USA had failed properly to consult representatives about the closure of one of its army bases in the UK


Council is not liable for defective wheelchair ramp at private dwelling
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The House of Lords has held that an employer was not strictly liable for an injury sustained by one of its employees due to a defective ramp at a private dwelling (Smith v Northamptonshire County Council


Dealing with retirement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2010

The abolition of the statutory default retirement age of 65 from October 2011 will compel employers to make strategic decisions about their workforce and to address the detailed consequences of the change in the law in a number of different areas


Withholding discretionary bonuses
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2010

In Humphreys v Norilsk Nickel International (UK) Ltd, the High Court has held that an employer did not act irrationally in determining that no bonus was due under a discretionary performance bonus scheme