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EAT holds handbook term allowed unilateral variation of employment contracts
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

In Bateman and others v Asda Stores Ltd, the EAT upheld a tribunal decision that Asda was entitled to rely upon a statement in its employee handbook reserving the right to vary contractual terms in order to introduce new pay terms, without the need to obtain the employees' express consent


City broker “team move” case decided by the High Court
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2011

The High Court held that a group of brokers who resigned from their employment with a view to joining a rival company had not been constructively dismissed


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


Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in G v X School, confirming that Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights requires that an employee should be allowed legal representation at a disciplinaryappeal meeting in circumstances where his profession is threatened


Whistle blowing claims: important change
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has clarified its proposals to give employment tribunals the power to pass on whistle blowing (Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998) allegations to a prescribed regulator


Election result threatens paternity developments
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

The Government has previously announced that, from April 2011, mums will be able to transfer some of their maternity leave to the father


Paid holiday: loss of entitlement
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

In Lyons v MITIE Security, the EAT has confirmed that leave not taken at the end of a leave year can be lost by workers if the employee has not given notice for requesting annual leave


Mistaken belief that there was no TUPE transfer does not breach regulations
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

The Royal Mail planned to transfer a large number of its post offices to WH Smith


Belief in climate change can be a ‘philosophical belief’
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

Mr Nicholson was dismissed by reason of redundancy


Acas annual report attributes increase in unfair dismissal claims to the recession
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2009

Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has published its annual report and accounts for the year 200809