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ACAS Code of Practice applies to SOSR dismissal where disciplinary procedure has been, or ought to have been, invoked
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2013

In the recent case of Lund v St Edmund's School, Canterbury UKEAT051412, a teacher appealed against the level of compensation awarded after he won


Sick workers only entitled to carry forward 4 weeks’ annual leave
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 23 2013

The EAT has confirmed, in the case of Sood Enterprises Ltd v Healy, that the right to carry over annual leave which a worker has been unable to use


TUPE reform
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2013

The government has today published its response to the consultation on changes to the TUPE Regulations, which are due to come into force in January


Shared parental leave and pay: how will it work in practice?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2013

Under the Children and Families Bill, from 2015, qualifying parents will be able to share 50 weeks' of parental leave (previously only available as


EAT decision regarding employee claims from National Insurance Fund
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2013

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT"), in the case of Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v McDonagh, has had to consider what


Government consultation on mandatory pre-claim conciliation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2013

As part of its proposals for reform of the Employment Tribunal system, the government intends to introduce mandatory pre-claim conciliation under the


Employee-shareholders: the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 3 2013

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 was passed on 25 April 2013 and introduces a new type of employee ownership arrangement, under which employees


When is a philosophical belief protected?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2013

In the recent employment tribunal case of Arya v London Borough of Waltham Forest, it was decided that an employee's anti-Semitic beliefs could not


Policy contained in staff handbook deemed to be express contractual term
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2008

In Harlow v Artemis International Corporation Ltd the High Court has held a redundancy policy contained in a staff handbook to be an express contractual term in the contract of employment


Employer's operational needs relevant to reasonable adjustments
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2008

In Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police v Weaver the EAT has held that the operational objectives of an employer and the interests of other employees can be considered when deciding what amounts to a reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act 1998