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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


Notice of dismissal and notice of intention not the same thing
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

To bring an unfair dismissal claim, a claimant must normally show that they have been dismissed (including the non-renewal of a fixed term contract) or that they have been constructively dismissed


Damages for breach of contractual disciplinary procedure not limited to notice period
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee can, in principle, recover damages for loss of future employment prospects caused by an employer's breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure (Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Costly age discrimination claim succeeds against NHS
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

A 60-year-old lady has been awarded £187,000 compensation after being passed over for promotion by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


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


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"


Without prejudice communications
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

The EAT has confirmed, in Woodward v Santander, that discrimination is not a special category when it comes to considering exceptions to the without prejudice rule