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Round-up of employment law developments in July 2012

United Kingdom - August 3 2012 Statutory holiday: employees unable to take holiday due to sick leave can carry it over into a new year without express request.

Jemima Coleman, Peter Frost, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Andrew Taggart

Round-up of employment law developments in June 2012

United Kingdom - July 3 2012 The government has tabled an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to provide that an offer made or discussion held with an employee with a view to terminating employment by agreement cannot be taken into account in unfair dismissal proceedings.

Jemima Coleman, Peter Frost, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Andrew Taggart

Board level diversity – skirting the issue

United Kingdom - May 18 2012 Although there are provisions in the Equality Act 2010 which allow employers to take certain steps to encourage female representation on their boards, the legal constraints within these provisions mean that, in practice, achieving this can be problematic.

Jemima Coleman, Katie Russell

Round-up of employment law developments in April 2012

United Kingdom - May 1 2012 In Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes the Supreme Court has confirmed that employers need to give careful consideration when seeking to justify mandatory retirement ages. 

Jemima Coleman, Peter Frost, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Andrew Taggart

Round-up of employment law developments in March 2012

United Kingdom - April 3 2012 Employers must establish some legitimate reason other than saving costs in order to justify discrimination.

Jemima Coleman, Peter Frost, Anna Henderson, Tim Leaver, Andrew Taggart