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Compensation awarded for career-long loss in discriminatory dismissal
  • Shepherd and 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


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


Legal loophole to avoid backdated holiday pay claims?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

An Employment Tribunal has considered whether or not a claim for pay in lieu of untaken holiday extending back over a number of leave years can be defeated by making a payment restricted to the employee's entitlement in the latest holiday year


Establishing the effective date of termination (EDT)
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

Many employers may have faced the situation where notice is given but the employee leaves before the notice period expires


High Court applies common sense approach to interpretation of employment contract
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

In Vickers v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, the High Court ruled on the correct interpretation of a collective agreement on pay (the "Grey Book"


Stigma damages
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The EAT decision in Brown v Careham Hall confirms that stigma damages will only be awarded where the employee's difficulties in finding new work are attributable to the dismissal


Collective enhanced redundancy scheme didn't transfer under TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The EAT has held in Worrall v Wilmott Dixon Partnership that enhanced redundancy terms set out in a handbook were not incorporated into individual contracts of employment and therefore were not preserved following a TUPE transfer


Court of Appeal provides guidance for employers on justifying compulsory retirement
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

Shortly before the Government's announcement on the default retirement age (DRA), the Court of Appeal delivered its first substantive judgment on objectively justifying compulsory retirement in the case of Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes


Tribunal statistics show large increase in claims for 200910
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The Tribunals Service recently published its Annual Statistics for the period to 31 March 2010


FSA consults on changes to its Remuneration Code
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 13 2010

The FSA has recently announced plans to update its Remuneration Code to reflect new EU restrictions