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Tribunal Strengthens Whistleblowers’ Rights

Employment contract tribunal decision
In a decision which significantly strengthens the hand of workplace whistleblowers, and self-employed people in particular, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a health and safety consultant was a legally protected ‘worker’ despite not having the benefit of an employme
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Reasonable Adjustments and Associative Discrimination

In the case of Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence [2014] EWCA Civ 763 CA, the employment tribunal had to decide whether or not employers are obliged to consider making reasonable adjustments to accommodate employees that may have an association with a person who is disabled.
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Attendance Policy Adjustment – Disabled Employees

Summary Dismissal
The case of Griffiths v Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has raised the interesting topic of attendance and disability.
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Patient Safety Trumps Psychiatrist’s Disability Discrimination Claim

Disability Discimination
A psychiatrist who was prevented from working in a consultant’s role after he was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome has failed to convince the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that he was a victim of disability discrimination
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Guidance on Affirmation of Employment Contracts

Employment contract tribunal decision
A worker who gave more notice than he was contractually obliged to do following his resignation has had his constructive unfair dismissal claim ruled out by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
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Employment Tribunal Reconsiders Whether Gross Misconduct be Cumulative

A recent case tackled the thorny issue of whether a series of relatively minor acts of employee misconduct can cumulatively add up to gross misconduct.
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – Employment Issues to Consider

World Cup 2014
Have you thought about the employment issues that you may need to deal with during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil?
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Limited Liability Partnership Members Classed As ‘Worker’ in Landmark Whistleblowing Case

Money laundering
Are LLP members protected by whistleblowing law? News from Nationwide Employment Lawyers
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Landmark Unfair Dismissal Victory for Whistleblowing Cardiologist Dr Raj Mattu

The case of Mattu vs UCHW (University Hospitals of Coventry) has drawn widespread attention not only amongst employment law specialists but also the media.
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Senior Bank Worker Told ‘You’re Not 25 Anymore’

A senior bank employee's boss told him ‘you’re not 25 anymore’ when trying to persuade him to move on from his role
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