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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


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


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


Volunteer not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

Ms X volunteered as a part-time adviser to the Citizens Advice Bureau


Increase in Vento awards for injury to feelings
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

The Vento bands for awarding damages for injury to feelings in discrimination cases have been increased to reflect inflation