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Employment law changes and case law expected in 2014

We round up the key employment law events in 2014, looking ahead to, among other things, amendments to the TUPE Regulations; changes to employment tribunal procedures; and the extension of the right to request flexible working; and important decisions on redundancy consultation; the calculation of holiday pay; and post-employment victimisation.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 03.06.13 to 09.06.13: Whistleblowing social worker reinstated after tribunal

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 3 June 2013, during which Sutton Council agreed to reinstate an independent reviewing officer who claimed that his contract was terminated because he raised concerns about the authority’s work with children.
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House of Lords heavily criticises “employee-shareholders” proposals during debate

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 4 February 2013, during which the Government faced heavy criticism in a House of Lords debate over its proposed new type of “employee-shareholder” contract of employment (on the UK Parliament website), under which employees will be… continue

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“Employee-shareholders” consultation response: the reaction

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 3 December 2012, during which the key talking point has been the Government’s indication that it will press ahead with a new type of “employee-shareholder” contract of employment, under which employees will be given shares in… continue

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“Owner-employees” and the employment-rights-for-shares proposal: the reaction

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 8 October 2012, during which discussion has been dominated by the Government’s surprise announcement of plans for a new type of “owner-employee” contract of employment, under which employees will be given shares in exchange for waiving… continue

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Employment tribunal statistics 2011/12: big tribunal payouts reported on XpertHR

With the Ministry of Justice publishing its report detailing compensation awards for successful unfair dismissal and discrimination claims from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012, we round up some of the cases resulting in awards of over £10,000 from this period that have been reported on XpertHR.
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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 09.07.12 to 15.07.12: sex discrimination against female driving test examiner refused HGV training course

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 9 July 2012, including an award of £9,000 for sex discrimination to a female driving test examiner who was refused permission to go on an HGV training course that a male colleague was allowed to… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 30.04.12 to 06.05.12: cut in Boots workers’ Sunday pay ruled unlawful

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 30 April 2012, including an employment tribunal ruling a move by Boots to cut some workers’ Sunday pay from double time to time-and-a-half to be unlawful.
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Tribunal Watch’s Twitter round-up – week beginning 17 October 2011: Lynne Featherstone warns against ditching family-friendly policies

We round up what caught Tribunal Watch’s eye on Twitter in the week beginning 17 October 2011, including comments from Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister, warning David Cameron against agreeing to water down the Government’s family-friendly proposals.

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New EAT President: ten judgments from Langstaff J

It has been announced that Langstaff J will succeed Mr Justice Underhill (as reported on the Lawyer website) as President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) from 1 January 2012. We round up some of Langstaff J’s important and interesting judgments in the EAT.… continue

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