Updated to include information on Lidl Ltd v Central Arbitration Committee and another, in which the Court of Appeal considered the appropriate bargaining unit for statutory recognition.
Kirsti Laird is senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys. She rounds up the latest rulings.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
Updated to reflect the increase to the national minimum wage rates, effective from 1 April 2020.
Updated to reflect changes effected by the Trade Union Act 2016 relating to the supervision of picketing, in force from 1 March 2017.
Chris Cook is a partner and Keely Rushmore is a senior associate at SA Law. They round up the latest rulings.
In Bone v North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (No.2)  IRLR 295 CA, the Court of Appeal upheld an employment tribunal decision that an employer's "deliberate failure" to deal with "a campaign of harassment and bullying" against a trade union member amounted to a detriment because of trade union activities.
In University of London v Morrissey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that the University of London breached the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, when it asked two recognised trade unions, whose members constituted around 25% of the workforce, to nominate employee representatives.
Updated to include information on University of London v Morrissey, in which the EAT considered the election of employee representatives.
In Pujante Rivera v Gestora Clubs Dir, SL and another  IRLR 51 ECJ, the ECJ held that, where an employee resigns in response to the employer making unilateral changes to essential terms in the employment contract for reasons not related to the employee concerned, this will amount to a "redundancy" within the meaning of art.1(1)(a)(i) of the Collective Redundancies Directive (98/59/EC).
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