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EAT grants only limited postponement to allow investigation into linked fraud
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2010

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided, in the case of Gloucestershire Constabulary v Peters, that it was appropriate to grant a stay (sist) of disability discrimination tribunal proceedings for a limited period, pending a criminal investigation into the Claimant's suspected fraudulent sick pay claims


Minimum wage and tips
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has announced that it will introduce legislation, to come into effect on 1 October 2009, to prevent tips being used to top up wages to meet the national minimum wage


Barrier to professional advancement not adverse effect under DDA
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

In Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police v Cumming, the EAT has held that a person's inability to meet the physical requirements for entry into a profession is not a relevant adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities for the purposes of establishing disability under the Disability Discrimination Act


Consultation launched on gender pay reporting in the private sector
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a Consultation on proposals within the Equality Bill to introduce gender pay reporting for employers with more than 250 employees in the private and voluntary sector


"Fit note" consultation launched
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Department for Work and Pensions has unveiled a medical "fit note" to replace current sick notes


Redundancy pay to increase from October
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has published a final impact statement in relation to the budget proposal to increase redundancy pay


National minimum wage
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2009

The Government has announced that with effect from 1 October 2009 the standard rate of the national minimum wage will increase from £5.73 to £5.80


DCSF publishes guidance on employing children
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has published Guidance, aimed at parents, employers and local authorities in England on the law on the employment of children below school leaving age


Independent Safeguarding Authority vetting system
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (previously the Independent Barring Board), established under The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, will, from 12 October 2009, operate a centralised vetting and barring scheme for those working with children and vulnerable adults


Lying litigants and costs
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2009

In Dunedin Canmore Housing Association Limited v Donaldson, the EAT has held that where a claimant brings proceedings based on false assertions, the tribunal should award costs to the defending party