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Bridging the gap: a week's break between jobs did not affect continuity of service

United Kingdom - December 3 2012 Employees can only bring a claim for ordinary unfair dismissal if they have the necessary period of continuous employment at the time of termination.

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery

Two strikes and out - prior unrelated warning could be taken into account in dismissal

United Kingdom - December 3 2012 The claimant in Wincanton Group PLC v Stone, a lorry driver, was dismissed following a serious driving accident where he pulled out of a loading bay contrary to the traffic signalling system. 

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery

A year is a short time in TUPE: first EAT ruling on "single specific event" exemption

United Kingdom - November 19 2012 More complexity over the application of the TUPE service provision change rules has been added to the mix by the EAT in Liddell's Coaches v Cook, a novel case about the exemption for one-off services.

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery

A chip in the glass ceiling? Europe proposes 40% target for female non-execs

European Union - November 19 2012 The European Commission has announced the outcome of its latest discussions on legislative proposals to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies in Europe. 

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery

Spending more time with the family - Government announces decisions on flexible working requests and shared parental leave

United Kingdom - November 19 2012 The Government has published its response to two parts of the long-running Modern Workplaces consultation - flexible working requests and shared parental leave. 

Ed Bowyer, Elizabeth Slattery