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  • Case of the week: Oral assurances during contract negotiations trumped written terms

    Date:
    11 December 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers whether or not oral assurances given during negotiations that took place before a contract was signed trumped the written contractual terms.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 December 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamentenios are partners and Melissa Powys-Rogrigues, Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Race discrimination: Unsuccessful job applicants have no right to disclosure of information under EU Directives

    Date:
    7 October 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH Case C-415/10 ECJ, the ECJ held that EU law does not provide unsuccessful job applicants who believe they have been discriminated against with a right to disclosure of information. However, a refusal to answer a request for information, along with a failure to challenge that the applicant's expertise meets the advertised requirements and a refusal to invite the applicant to interview, are factors that a domestic court can take into account in deciding whether or not to infer discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 September 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sarah Wade, Rosie Kight, Amy Ross-Sercombe, Kate Edminson and Lydia Newman are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Making a job offer quiz

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to job offers.

  • Formation of the employment contract: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on formation of the employment contract for local authority employers, including offers of contracts of employment for the head of paid service and senior officers in general. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on formation of the employment contract.

  • Disability discrimination: Prohibitive cost of reasonable adjustments justified withdrawal of job offer

    Date:
    2 June 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office EAT/0016/11, the EAT held that a deaf employee was not discriminated against when her employer refused to bear the cost of providing "lip-speaking" assistance abroad, which would have cost about £250,000 a year.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamatenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Is it unlawful to ask for applicants' date of birth on application forms?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • EU law does not require employers to disclose details of successful candidate to unsuccessful job applicant

    Date:
    24 April 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Justice has held that an employer is not obliged to provide an unsuccessful job applicant with information on the successful candidate, although a failure to do so could lead to an inference of discrimination in a subsequent tribunal claim.