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Holiday pay - again!

September 22 2016 Three recent cases on holiday pay from the European Court and our domestic Employment Tribunal inform how employers should deal with the thorny issue…

The City Working Culture Is A Microcosm Of Why Men Don’t Talk About Their Mental Health

November 17 2016 The male suicide rate is at a 14 year high. Today alone 13 men in the UK will take their own lives. The age group most at risk is men between the…

No minimum starting point for damages for Employer’s misuse of personal data

October 14 2016 The recent case of Brown v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (MPs) and the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has held that…

The Employment Appeal Tribunal awards costs against a Litigant in Person

November 18 2016 Costs awards are rare in the Employment Tribunal. Costs awards against ‘Litigants in Person’ (people who represent themselves) are even more unusual…

First EAT ruling on protected conversations

September 23 2016 Since July 2013 evidence of pre-termination negotiations in ordinary unfair dismissal cases has been inadmissible, s.111A Employment Rights Act 1996…

Employment Tribunal’s costs order for unreasonable conduct by a litigant in person upheld

November 28 2016 Understandably, Employment Tribunals often provide a lot of assistance to litigants in person. However, it is important to remember that, despite…

Reasonableness of dismissal where the stakes are high

November 24 2016 The recent case of Tykocki v Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust UK EAT/0081/16/JOJ is a useful reminder of the legal…

An employer can ‘refuse’ to permit rest breaks despite no express request being made by the employee

November 18 2016 In Grange v Abellio London Ltd [2016] UKEAT 0130_16_1611 the EAT held that the absence of an express request by an employee to take rest breaks does…

The Employment Appeal Tribunal awards costs against a Litigant in Person

November 18 2016 Costs awards are rare in the Employment Tribunal. Costs awards against ‘Litigants in Person’ (people who represent themselves) are even more unusual…

The City Working Culture Is A Microcosm Of Why Men Don’t Talk About Their Mental Health

November 17 2016 The male suicide rate is at a 14 year high. Today alone 13 men in the UK will take their own lives. The age group most at risk is men between the…