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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Sep 2011

Guidance for employers on social networking

Following the significant increase in the use of social networking websites, Acas has commissioned research to highlight some of the potential benefits and pitfalls for both employees and employers of the use of social media and to provide some useful guidance.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 26 Sep 2011

Annual employment tribunal statistics published

The statistics relating to Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal activity for the year 20102011 have been published.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2011

Employer’s liability for harassment carried out by a third party

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has recently held that a council was responsible for acts of racial harassment carried out against one of its employees by a child in its care on the basis that it had not done enough to protect the employee

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Jul 2011

Striking out discrimination claims on the grounds of no reasonable prospects of success

In the recent case of Community Law Clinic Solicitors v Methuen the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the test for whether a claim should be struck out at the pre-hearing review stage of Employment Tribunal proceedings as having no reasonable prospect of success

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 27 Jun 2011

Compensation orders against multiple respondents who pays?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently considered the issue of apportionment of compensation between multiple Respondents and has held that Respondents will usually be jointly and severally liable for any compensation awarded, giving the Claimant the ability to recover the whole of the awarded sum against any of the Respondents.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 31 May 2011

Refusing to grant time off to attend Mosque

In the recent case of Cherfi v G4S Security Services Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an employment tribunal decision that it was lawful for an employer to refuse a Muslim employee time off to attend a Mosque on Friday lunchtimes.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2011

Government’s “Plans for Growth"

The Government has now published the 2011 Budget and accompanying 'Plan for Growth' the aims of which are said to help create a more educated workforce that is the most flexible in Europe coupled with creating 'the lowest burden from employment regulation in the EU'.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

Equality Act update

In the June edition of our Employment Briefing, we reported on the Equality Act 2010.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

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

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.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

Employment tribunal claims at their highest ever levels

The 20092010 Annual Statistics for the Tribunals Service were published at the end of last month.

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