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    In this week's podcast, we discuss the importance of the disciplinary procedure, particularly in the context of a possible dismissal.

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    Two recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions highlight the strictness of the requirement that employment tribunal claimants contact Acas for early conciliation before their claims can proceed.

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    19 May 2015

    A common problem for employers is how to proceed when an employee makes allegations during disciplinary proceedings. This was one of the questions considered by the EAT in Jinadu v Docklands Buses Ltd.

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    15 May 2015

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    15 May 2015

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    15 May 2015

    We review the history of, and look at the next steps in, the recent Woolworths redundancy case at the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which examined the retail chain's failure to consult employees on their redundancies. We also report on two further ECJ judgments on redundancy consultation laws in Northern Ireland and Spain.

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