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  • EU employment laws can trump state immunity

    Date:
    13 April 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Court of Appeal considered whether or not European law requires the provisions of the State Immunity Act 1978 to be set aside to allow individuals employed in the UK by foreign diplomatic missions to assert various employment rights.

  • Compensation: Uplift does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination cases

    Date:
    3 April 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chawla v Hewlett Packard Ltd [2015] IRLR 356 EAT, the EAT held that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims laid down by the Court of Appeal does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.

  • Drug testing: £84,000 for bus driver unfairly dismissed after drug test picked up cocaine traces

    Date:
    30 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    A bus driver has been awarded nearly £84,000 after his employer failed to investigate his claim that traces of cocaine picked up on a mouth swab during a drug test were the result of contamination on his hands from passengers' banknotes.

  • Injury to feelings awards: contradictory EAT decisions on 10% uplift

    Date:
    12 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has contradicted its previous decisions by saying that the 10% uplift on general damages in civil claims ordered by the Court of Appeal does not apply to compensation for injury to feelings caused by discrimination.

  • Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

    Date:
    6 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further claims from being brought by a serial litigant who initiated multiple claims against employers that rejected his job applications.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    Carly Mather is a managing associate, Gerri Hurst and Lucy Sorrell are associates, Mona Jackson is a trainee solicitor and Richard Branson is a paralegal at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Tribunal impartiality: Wikipedia research made panel appear biased

    Date:
    28 January 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunal impartiality was called into question after a panel conducted its own research when considering a claimant's disability.

  • Employment tribunals: 10 large tribunal payouts in 2014

    Date:
    14 January 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    We round up 10 large awards that employment tribunals made in 2014. The compensation awarded in these cases totals nearly £3 million.

  • Tribunal fees: Unison's evidence insufficient to show claimants' inability to pay, says the High Court

    Date:
    18 December 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The High Court has dismissed Unison's second challenge of the tribunal fees system on the basis that it had failed to show that it is excessively difficult for individuals to pay for tribunal claims.

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