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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 09.12.13 to 15.12.13: Labour party activist argues dismissal from jobcentre was because of “democratic socialist” beliefs

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 9 December 2013, during which we reported that a tribunal has heard allegations that a jobcentre worker who has long been politically active with the Labour Party was dismissed because of his “democratic socialist” views.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 25.11.13 to 01.12.13: “Wiccan” mocked and later dismissed after Halloween shift changes wins religious discrimination claim

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 25 November 2013, during which a tribunal found that a “Wicca” follower who claimed that she was mocked and later dismissed after switching her shifts to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve was discriminated against because of… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 23.09.13 to 29.09.13: Contract of employment cannot state departing employee will get £1 for holiday pay

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 23 September 2013, during which an employment tribunal provided a warning for employers not to state in contracts of employment that they will pay departing workers a nominal sum, such as £1, for accrued but… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 26.08.13 to 01.09.13: BSkyB ordered to pay £8,000 for racially abused worker’s injured feelings

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 26 August 2013, during which an employment tribunal awarded £8,000 for injury to feelings to a BSkyB worker who was racially abused by managers.
CWU member wins race discrimination case against BSKYB (on the CWU… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 29.07.13 to 04.08.13: £27,000 for worker who overheard colleague being called a “golliwog”

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 29 July 2013, during which an employment tribunal awarded £27,000 to a black worker who overheard a colleague being referred to as a “golliwog”.
Black worker awarded £27,000 after hearing colleague referred to as golliwog… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 15.07.13 to 21.07.13: Lorry driver unfairly dismissed for Facebook criticism of employer over expired MoT

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 15 July 2013, during which an employment tribunal found that a company unfairly dismissed a lorry driver for posting derogatory comments about it on Facebook over being stopped by the police because his vehicle’s MoT… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 20.05.13 to 26.05.13: £20,000 for female police officer offered pink gun

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 20 May 2013, during which a tribunal awarded £20,000 after male officers offered a pink gun to a female police officer and left pornography in a cabinet for her to discover during a training exercise.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 08.04.13 to 14.04.13: Chef with severe nut allergy found to have disability

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 8 April 2013, including a tribunal finding that a chef who has a serious allergic reaction when he comes into contact with all types of nuts has a disability and can proceed with his disability… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions 01.04.13 to 07.04.13: Telecoms firms ordered to pay £100,000 after national minimum wage underpayments

A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 1 April 2013, including the HMRC ordering two telecoms firms to pay £21,224.53 to 14 workers and £75,117.28 to 183 workers in national minimum wage arrears, as well as a £5,000 penalty each.
Telecoms firms… continue

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