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  • Date:
    10 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Time to change law on union members rights

    Legislation designed to protect trade union members from being victimised by their employers is flawed and must be changed.

  • Date:
    3 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    On appeal: TUPE, Working Time Regulations and the Convention on Human Rights

    Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Sue Nickson, partner and national head of employment law at Hammonds Suddards Edge, looks at the issues

  • Date:
    1 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case round-up

    Our resident experts at Pinsent Curtis Biddle bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Date:
    1 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Trade Unions: Financial incentives violated trade union members' human rights

    In Wilson and others v the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights holds that, whereas the absence under UK domestic law of compulsory collective bargaining did not, in itself, give rise to a violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, preventing employees from exercising their right to have their trade union protect their interests rendered that right illusory.

  • Date:
    22 July 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    UK rapped over union law

    Ten dockers and a Daily Mail journalist have been awarded damages after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that UK law wrongly permitted employers to offer them cash incentives to give up their trade union rights.

  • Date:
    24 June 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Human rights: Disciplinary proceedings did not breach trader's right to a fair trial

    Disciplinary proceedings taken by the Securities and Futures Authority against a securities trader involved the "determination of his civil rights and obligations", but not the determination of "any criminal charge" within the meaning of article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, even though the proceedings could result in fines and a suspension, holds the Court of Appeal in R v Securities and Futures Authority Ltd and another ex parte Fleurose.

  • Date:
    13 May 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Applicants for statutory office cannot bring discrimination claims in employment tribunals

    In Photis and Bruce v KMC Internatonal Search and Selection and the Department of Trade and Industry and Heyes v Lord Chancellor's Department, the EAT holds that a statutory office-holder cannot bring a claim for discrimination before an employment tribunal.

  • Date:
    15 March 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Human rights: Tribunal lacked jurisdiction to hear claims brought by member of armed forces

    In Melbourne v Ministry of Defence the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that it lacked jurisdiction to hear unfair dismissal and race discrimination claims that related to an individual's service in the armed forces.

  • Date:
    1 February 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case digest

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Date:
    17 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disciplinary proceedings: Professional body's disciplinary system breached dentist's right to fair hearing

    There was a real danger that a professional body's disciplinary system lacked the necessary independence and impartiality to make it compliant with the right to a fair hearing under human rights law. We review the Privy Council's decision in the case of Preiss v General Dental Council.

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