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  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • HR's oral assurance over pay increase did not trump contract

    Date:
    30 September 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an entire agreement clause was effective in precluding reliance on a prior oral assurance given by HR that salary would increase by annual increments subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Racial harassment: Supreme Court allows illegal employee's discrimination claim to proceed

    Date:
    5 August 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has held that the connection between an employee's immigration offences and the statutory civil wrong of discrimination is insufficiently close to prevent her from making a claim for pre-dismissal racial harassment.

  • Restrictive covenants: Poorly drafted unambiguous non-competition covenant was nonetheless binding

    Date:
    1 August 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] IRLR 797 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an unambiguous non-competition covenant was binding even though, because the drafting was poorly thought through, it was "toothless" and the employee was free to take up employment with a competitor.

  • Drafting defect in restrictive covenant: Court of Appeal permits ex-employee to work for competitor

    Date:
    25 July 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that an employer was bound by the terms of a restrictive covenant in an employment contract that, on a literal reading, had the unintended result that an ex-employee was not restricted from working for a competitor.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 June 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer and Ed Gregory, Rosie Kight and Joanne Magill are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Terms and conditions: Vary an employee's terms and conditions

    Type:
    Liveflo

    Use this terms and conditions workflow to vary the contractual terms and conditions of one or more of your employees in accordance with good practice and the obligation to consult over the proposed change.

  • Employee shareholder

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Illegality did not prevent sex discrimination claim

    Date:
    10 March 2014
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the fact that a claimant had worked under an illegal contract did not prevent her from claiming sex discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2014
    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.

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