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What constitutes a valid settlement through ACAS?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2010

The EAT has handed down its decision in Allma Construction v Bonner, confirming that, in deciding whether a valid settlement has been concluded through ACAS, it is irrelevant whether the ACAS officer believes that a settlement has been reached or whether a written agreement has actually been documented


Agency Workers Regulations 2010 will not be amended
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2010

The Government has confirmed that it will not amend the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 before they come into force in October 2011


Business groups warn of chaos over pension auto-enrolment reform
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2010

The Government is pushing ahead with its plans to force all employers, regardless of size, to auto-enroll all employees into a pension scheme from October 2012


Associative pregnancy discrimination not prohibited by the Sex Discrimination Act
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 11 2010

In the case of Kulikaoskas v MacDuff Shellfish and another, a man who argued that he was dismissed because of his association with his pregnant partner could not pursue a pregnancy discrimination claim under the SDA


The Equality Bill
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 6 2009

The key changes proposed in the current draft of the Equality Bill are: extension of the equality duty on public bodies the existing equality duty compels public bodies, in delivering public services, to promote equality in terms of race, disability and gender


BIS guidance on problems in the workplace
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

BIS has published two new guidance leaflets aimed at helping employers and employees resolve problems in the workplace


Government seeking evidence on default retirement age
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2009

The Government has launched a research project aimed at gaining an insight into employers' age-based practices and policies


A worker dismissed during part-time parental leave is entitled to "full-time" notice pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • November 17 2009

In Meerts v Proost NV the ECJ held that the Framework Agreement on Parental Leave, annexed to the Parental Leave Directive, entitles workers who are dismissed during part-time parental leave to receive compensation relating to their notice pay based on their full-time salary, rather than their reduced part-time parental leave salary


Differing outcomes in cases on dismissal to avoid paying early retirement pension
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2009

In what may be a sign of an increasing trend, another case of dismissal to avoid paying a pension has been heard


Employer not penalised for mistaken belief about the application of TUPE
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 12 2009

Not the main dispute between the Royal Mail and trade unions but an interesting sideshow nevertheless and another victory for the employer: the Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT's decision in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Communication Workers Union, that an employer which genuinely but mistakenly believes that employees will not transfer under TUPE will not automatically be in breach of the requirement under TUPE to inform and consult for providing what turns out to be incorrect information