Employment disputes

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  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 July 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner, and Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Colin Makin are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Discrimination compensation: Injury to feelings award was too high

    Date:
    26 May 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cadogan Hotel Partners Ltd v Ozog EAT/0001/14, the EAT held that an employment tribunal had erred in awarding a claimant £10,000 for injury to feelings in a discrimination claim. The tribunal had incorrectly focused on the way in which the employer had dealt with the employee's complaint, which had not been the subject of the complaint, and had not been found to be an act of discrimination. The correct focus on the injury suffered by the claimant would have led to an award of £6,600.

  • Tribunal claims: early conciliation certificate required even when conciliation is impossible

    Date:
    20 May 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a tribunal was right to reject a claim where the claimant had not contacted Acas under the early conciliation procedure. While the claimant's reluctance to initiate the procedure was understandable, given that the claim involved allegations of sexual harassment, the claimant did not fall within any of the statutory exemptions.

  • Tribunal claims: incorrect Acas early conciliation number on ET1 leads to claim rejection

    Date:
    20 May 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has refused to allow a claim to proceed where it was submitted shortly before the time limit ran out, but rejected because of an incorrect early conciliation number being entered on the ET1. The claim was resubmitted, but outside the time limit.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Government introduces new regulations to prevent claims for arrears of holiday pay going back more than two years.

  • Tribunal claims 2013/14

    Type:
    Quick reference

    A table listing the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals in 2013/14.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner, Colin Makin, Sandra Martins and Krishna Santra are senior associates, and Hinal Raichura is a trainee at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Deregulation Act 2015 repeals the provision in the Equality Act 2010 that allows employment tribunals to make wider recommendations (that may benefit others, and not just the claimant personally) in discrimination cases.

  • Pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements: the 2015 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    13 April 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Latest XpertHR research looks at the impact of the new legal framework surrounding pre-termination agreements and examines when, why and how settlement agreements are used by employers to facilitate employee departures.