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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


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


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


Advice on compromise agreements
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

An employment tribunal has ruled that the requirement for the employees to be advised as to the terms and effect of a compromise agreement does not entail advice on whether the settlement proposed is a good deal in financial or other terms


"Same establishment" widened for the purposes of equal pay comparisons
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

Under the UK legislation, it is possible for a female employee to compare herself with a man (or vice versa) who works for at the "same establishment" for the purposes of bringing an equal pay claim


The Queen's Speech 2010: employment law impact
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

The new government's legislative plans for the next 18 months were announced in the Queen's Speech on 25 May 2010


Harassment claims upheld after years of unwanted conduct
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2010

Four waitresses who endured years of sexual harassment from their boss have succeeded in their claims of constructive dismissal and sexual harassment