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Protection of female employees during IVF treatment
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

In Sahota v Home Office, the EAT has confirmed that female employees undergoing IVF treatment are 'protected' under the Sex Discrimination Act in a similar way to pregnant employees shortly before, during and for 14 days after an implantation


Worker on sick leave may carry over holiday into next leave year
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2010

In Shah v First West Yorkshire Limited, an employment tribunal held that an employee whose pre-arranged holiday coincided with a period of sick leave should be allowed to carry over that leave entitlement to the following holiday year


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


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


High Court rules in City broker “team move” case
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2010

A group of brokers working for Tullett resigned with a view to join a rival firm, BGC


Employee had no remedy for discrimination by agency worker
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2010

Ms Okerago alleged that in July 2006 Ms Dower, an agency worker, made a racially offensive remark to her


Dismissal unfair when informal procedure abandoned in favour of formal action
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2010

The employer received several complaints from staff about Mr Sakar's "harassing and distressing" behaviour and decided to deal with the allegations under its 'Fair Blame Policy' (FBP), an informal procedure designed for conduct which does not constitute a serious or gross offence


Inadequate investigation into misconduct with serious consequences for the employee
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

In Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust v Roldan the claimant, a nurse from the Philippines, was alleged to have abused a patient in a number of ways


Inflating redundancy score of employee on maternity leave constituted sex discrimination against male colleague
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

In De Berlin v Eversheds Legal Services Ltd the employer had placed the claimant in a redundancy selection pool together with a female colleague who was on maternity leave


12-month post-termination non-solicitation clause too long to be enforceable
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2010

In Associated Foreign Exchange Ltd v International Foreign Exchange (UK) Ltd and Another the High Court held that there was insufficient evidence that a restriction of 12 months went no further than was reasonably necessary to protect an employer's legitimate business interests