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Equal pay: pay protection in the context of a restructuring was justified

United Kingdom - December 17 2012 The Court of Appeal decision in Haq reminds employers of the risk of equal pay claims following a restructuring exercise. If a new job grade contains a…

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery.

The rise (and fall?) of compensation limits

United Kingdom - December 17 2012 Each year the limits on compensation that can be awarded by the Employment Tribunal in successful unfair dismissal (and some other) claims rise in line…

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery.

Distinguishing features – differential treatment of employees over alleged misconduct was not unreasonable

United Kingdom - December 10 2012 If an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct of which he says his manager is aware, does it make his dismissal unfair if the manager is not also dismissed? 

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery.

Negative response – government forced to make changes to its employee owner status proposals

United Kingdom - December 10 2012 Earlier in the year the Government announced plans to introduce a new kind of employment contract for "employee owners". 

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery.

Misconduct dismissals and human rights - the reasonable responses test survives

United Kingdom - December 3 2012 The claimant in Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd was a senior train conductor who was dismissed after her employer concluded that she had been issuing fake tickets and selling them.

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery.