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Early conciliation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

All prospective Tribunal claimants will be required to contact Acas to discuss early conciliation before they will be allowed to lodge proceedings in


No way back after premature dismissal letter
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 27 2011

In the vast majority of cases it should be obvious whether an employee has been dismissed or resigned


Justice done or just seen to be done?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2011

This month, a faintly unsettling case about the importance of justice being seen to be done, seemingly regardless of whether it actually is


When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 6 2010

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion


Territorial scope of discrimination legislation: impact of the Equality Act
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2010

There has been a spate of cases this year concerning the rights of overseas employees to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal: a reflection of the increasingly globalised nature of today's workforce


Redundancy during maternity leave: suitable available vacancies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2010

Employees facing redundancy whilst on maternity leave are in a stronger position than their colleagues


Employee’s suicide highlights employers’ psycho-social responsibilities
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • April 30 2010

The suicide of a France Telecom employee in August 2009 has resulted in the criminal prosecution for accidental manslaughter by the Besancon Prosecutor's Office of both the employer and the individual manager of the area where the employee worked


Employers under a duty to ensure that working time limits are observed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • April 30 2010

The Cologne State Employment Court recently handed down its judgment in a case concerning working time


Who is liable in a work-related accident?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • April 30 2010

The Spanish Supreme Court recently held that a company is not responsible for an accident which occurs on its premises but not in its workplace (i.e. the place where it carries out its business activities) if the injured employee works for a subcontractor company which carries out a different business from that of the company


“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence