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ISA’s barring scheme in breach of human rights act
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2010

November's judicial review by the RCN has overturned a key feature of the barring system introduced last year under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act


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


Council should have used public law powers to support head
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 23 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a local education authority was negligent in allowing a "dysfunctional form of governance" to continue at one of its maintained primary schools and has upheld an award of nearly £400,000 in personal injury damages to Erica Connor, the head teacher at the eye of the storm


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


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


Court of Appeal equal pay ruling a blow for local authorities
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2011

Last month's ruling in a test case involving Birmingham City Council has significantly widened the options for equal pay litigants


Public sector equality duties and spending cuts
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2012

One of the key changes introduced by the Equality Act 2010 was the replacement of three strand-specific duties imposed on public sector bodies to promote equality with one overarching duty covering all the main discrimination strands


Fixed-term employment contracts - non-renewal may not trigger collective consultation requirements
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2012

Following a similar case involving Lancaster University in 2010, it had been widely assumed in the Higher Education sector that the failure to renew a fixed-term contract of more than three months’ duration would trigger the requirement to consult collectively over redundancies, provided the conditions with regard to the timing, place and number of such dismissals were met


Act will reduce regulation for those working with children and vulnerable adults
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

As observed below, the Protection of Freedoms Bill has passed into law


Ban on age discrimination in provision of services to come into effect
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2012

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination in employment, education, service provision and certain other areas of activity