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Review of employment tribunal fees

United Kingdom - August 14 2014 It has been announced in the House of Lords, in response to a question, that a review is planned to examine the effects of the introduction of…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

To adjust or not to adjust: the EAT provides guidance on employers' duties to make reasonable adjustments in relation to the operation of an attendance policy

United Kingdom - August 14 2014 Many large employers have formal attendance policies, under which specified amounts of absence trigger formal disciplinary action. The question of…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

Advocate General's decision causes weighty problems for employers - obesity may be a disability

European Union - August 14 2014 In Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund C-354/13, the Advocate General has given his opinion that obesity is not a protected characteristic under the EU…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

Average discrimination awards at their lowest for a decade

United Kingdom - August 14 2014 A survey by the Equal Opportunities Review has found that the average compensation award in discrimination cases in 2013 was the lowest it has been…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.

DWP guidance on employing disabled people and people with health conditions

United Kingdom - August 14 2014 Nearly seven million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition and there is a significant gap between the proportion of…

Joanne Boyle, Jon Hales, Lorraine Heard, Claire-Jane Nicol, Simon Richardson.