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Parents to be able to share a year’s leave to look after new babies from 2015

United Kingdom - November 13 2012 Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has today announced new plans to radically shake up what he refers to as the “clapped out” parental leave system....

Andrew Scott.

Preparations to compete - implied duty of fidelity and fiduciary duties

United Kingdom - October 30 2012 Customer Systems plc (CS plc), a company specialising in customer relationship management software, employed Mr R straight from university in 2001....

Marie van der Zyl, Laura Livingstone, Nic Hart, Julia Guy, Jay Webster.

Unfair dismissal - reason for dismissal information received from a third party

United Kingdom - October 30 2012 The following case (Leach v Office of Communications) illustrates some of the difficulties faced by an employer which receives an allegation against an employee made by a third party....

Marie van der Zyl, Laura Livingstone, Nic Hart, Julia Guy, Jay Webster.

Unfair dismissal - reasonableness and misconduct

United Kingdom - October 30 2012 A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has considered whether the decision of an employer to dismiss for misconduct was within the range of reasonable responses available to the employer....

Marie van der Zyl, Laura Livingstone, Nic Hart, Julia Guy, Jay Webster.

Holidays and sickness - 'use it or lose it' rejected

United Kingdom - October 30 2012 Two conflicting decisions of the Employment Appeal Tribunal last year (Fraser v St George's Mental Health Trust and NHS Leeds v Larner) left employers uncertain as to whether employees on long-term sick leave had to give notice to their employers to enable them to carry over their unused holiday entitlement into the following leave year....

Marie van der Zyl, Laura Livingstone, Nic Hart, Julia Guy, Jay Webster.