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Compensation awarded for career-long loss in discriminatory dismissal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 19 2010

In Wardle v Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank the EAT has confirmed that awards for discriminatory dismissals can include compensation for career-long loss


Agency workers regulations to be reviewed
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The Government has confirmed that the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, due to come into force on 1 October 2011, are currently under review


Dismissal based on unproven allegations can be fair
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

The EAT has held that a public authority fairly dismissed a career civil servant in reliance on a police disclosure relating to alleged sexual abuse of children, even though the alleged conduct had not been proven and did not have a direct relationship with the employee's work (A v B


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


Amended European Works Council Directive adopted
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • May 15 2009

The European Commission has updated the European Works Council (EWC) Directive, with a view to improving the role of EWCs in relation to corporate restructuring and involving employees in decision-making


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


Opt-out to stay
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • May 15 2009

Ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and member states over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive have now collapsed without agreement being reached