We discuss the key employment law trends and changes that are affecting the HR landscape, including: gender pay gap reporting; the Trade Union Act 2016; public-sector exit payments and employment status.
Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
It is extremely rare for a tribunal not to hear both sides at a hearing, but that is what happened in this case.
It was within the discretion of an employment tribunal chair, sitting alone, to determine a preliminary point as to the identity of the employer in unfair dismissal proceedings, holds the EAT in Sutcliffe and another v Big C's Marine and others.
An industrial tribunal chair sitting alone without lay members was entitled to hear and determine a preliminary issue as to whether the transferee of a company in liquidation could be joined as second respondent to a former employee's dismissal and discrimination proceedings, the EAT holds in Tsangacos v Amalgamated Chemicals Ltd and another.
An industrial tribunal chair sitting alone had no power to conduct a preliminary hearing to determine whether an applicant was an employee for the purposes of pursuing an unfair dismissal complaint, holds the EAT in Mobbs v Nuclear Electric plc.
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