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Same sex couples granted equal pension rights
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 13 2017

The Supreme Court’s recent judgement in the case of Walker v Innospec changes the law on the payment of death benefits from pension schemes


Holiday pay must include performance-based commission: The Court of Appeal’s decision in British Gas Trading Ltd v. Lock and another
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 31 2016

The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in one of the key holiday pay cases, British Gas Trading Ltd v. Lock and another. It held that pay for


Tribunal fees to be introduced from 29 July
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2013

From 29 July, Claimants will be required to pay up to £250 to bring their claims to a tribunal, with an additional payment of up to £950 due if their


New unfair dismissal cap coming in on 29 July
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2013

A new limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims is due to come into force on 29 July (subject to approval by Parliament). The new


Collective redundancy: this could be big..."at one establishment" wording disregarded by EAT
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2013

We understand from a press release from the unions' solicitors, that the appeal on behalf of the employees in the case of USDAW and others v WW


Dismissal of employee returning from maternity leave was not discriminatory, but could be automatically unfair
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 9 2013

In SG Petch Ltd v English-Stewart, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") held that the dismissal of an employee as redundant upon her return from


Government consultation on mandatory pre-claim conciliation
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2013

As part of its proposals for reform of the Employment Tribunal system, the government intends to introduce mandatory pre-claim conciliation under the


Children and Families Bill published
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2013

Following the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation in November last year, the Children and Families Bill (the "Bill") has now


Equal pay law update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2013

The end of 2012 saw some interesting equal pay developments, of importance for public sector employers. Firstly, the Supreme Court held, in


Proposed changes to TUPE announced
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2013

Having already highlighted some areas of concern in its Call for Evidence last Autumn, on 17 January 2013, the Government published its consultation