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Written notice of termination cannot be retracted easily
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

Where an employer gives an employee clear notice of termination it cannot then be retracted on the basis that it was premature or a mistake


Changes to statutory sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption pay for 2012
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

On 9 April 2012, Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Additional Paternity, Adoption Pay and Maternity Allowance will increase from £128.73 to £135.45 per week


Whistleblowing and vicarious liability
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

In the recent case of NHS Manchester v Fecitt & Others, the court decided that employers are not to be accountable where their employees victimise their whistleblowing colleagues


Ministry of Justice consultation document on charging fees in Employment Tribunals released
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

The consultation document puts forward two fee options for the Employment Tribunal


Supreme Court decision on unfair dismissal and contractual damages claims
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

In Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Botham (FC) v Ministry of Defence, Mr Edwards claimed that had certain flaws in the contractual disciplinary process not occurred, the panel would not have found against him and he would not have been dismissed; leading to damage to his reputation


New compensation limits set
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2012

New compensation limits will come into effect on 1 February 2012


Review of employment law under Government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge'
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

Employment law and surrounding regulations are up for discussion as part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge


Refusal to spend was not a failure to make reasonable adjustments
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

In the recent case of Cordell v FCO, the tribunal found that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) refusal to pay £300,000 for a lipspeaker to support Ms Cordell (who was deaf) in a potential posting to Astana did not constitute a failure in their duty to make reasonable adjustments


ACAS publishes guidance on social networking
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

The increased use of social networking and its misuse in the workplace are of concern to any employer


Employees on long term sick leave must request annual leave if they are to be paid for it
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2011

If an employee is absent from work on long term sick leave they still accrue annual leave