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Holiday pay decision from Europe gives public sector workers a boost
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, France
  • February 2 2012

In a French reference involving the holiday entitlement of a worker on sick leave, the European Court of Justice has decided that workers in the public sector can rely on the Directive in claims against their employer


Providing a reference where allegations have been made
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2011

Employers are often wary of providing a reference, particularly if it might mean an ex-employee does not get the job


The public sector equality duty: response to the government consultation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

The bulk of the Equality Act came into force last October, replacing the previous anti-discrimination laws with a single piece of legislation


Cameron backs protected conversations to boost employment
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2011

In a speech last week about boosting exports the Prime Minister confirmed that the Government would be consulting about “protected conversations”, an idea first floated last month by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg


British workers abroad may bring employment claims home
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 13 2011

A Supreme Court decision about a British teacher at a European School in Germany leaves the way open for workers abroad to bring discrimination claims against British-based employers, even if they have been outside the country for the duration of their employment


Change of plan for specific public sector duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Last month the Government published revised draft regulations on the specific public sector duties, which will supplement the general duty which came into effect on 5 April and which will apply to most larger public sector organisations


Supreme Court narrows scope of Article 6 in school disciplinary case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2011

The Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeal's decision that a teaching assistant accused of sexual misconduct was entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing before the school's governors


Equal pay and the public sector equality duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 23 2011

The provisions of the Equality Act 2010 that set out the new unified public sector equality duty will be brought into effect on 6 April


High cost of ignoring due process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2011

Last month's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice


Local authority reorganisation: TUPE, TULCRA and other strange expressions
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2008

The latest round of local government reorganisation, which takes effect in April 2009, throws up a range of employment law issues