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Employment tribunal claims at their highest ever levels

United Kingdom - July 30 2010 The 20092010 Annual Statistics for the Tribunals Service were published at the end of last month....

Anne Kershaw, Allan Finlay, Matthew Leake, Fiona Morgan, Mark Treacher.

Equality Act update

United Kingdom - July 30 2010 In the June edition of our Employment Briefing, we reported on the Equality Act 2010....

Anne Kershaw, Allan Finlay, Matthew Leake, Fiona Morgan, Mark Treacher.

No incorporation of terms of a collective agreement into a contract of employment

United Kingdom - July 30 2010 In the recent case of Worrall v Wilmott Dixon Partnerships Limited , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that terms in collective agreements will not be incorporated into an employee's contract of employment unless they are agreed or specifically brought to the employee's attention....

Anne Kershaw, Allan Finlay, Matthew Leake, Fiona Morgan, Mark Treacher.

A cap on contractual redundancy payments did not amount to age discrimination

United Kingdom - July 30 2010 In the recent case of Kraft Foods v Hastie the EAT held that a cap on how much employees could receive under a contractual redundancy scheme was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, and therefore did not amount to a contravention of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006....

Anne Kershaw, Allan Finlay, Matthew Leake, Fiona Morgan, Mark Treacher.

The more serious the potential consequences of dismissal, the more careful an investigation is required

United Kingdom - June 30 2010 In the recent case of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust v Roldan the Court of Appeal considered the reasonableness of an employer's investigation into allegations of misconduct where the outcome could have serious consequences for an employee....

Anne Kershaw, Allan Finlay, Matthew Leake, Fiona Morgan, Mark Treacher.