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Record Costs for Claimant After Tribunal of £117,000

Record tribunal costs award
An article in the Law Society Gazette has highlighted that an employment tribunal has ordered a claimant to pay £117,000 of costs.
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Inadvertent Misconduct and Summary Dismissal

Summary Dismissal
In the case of Robert Bates Wrekin Landscapes Ltd v Knight, the issue of whether or not inadvertent misconduct would always justify summary dismissal has come under the spotlight...
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Forced Retirement Case – Police Officers Landmark Age Discrimination Win

Police age discrimination case
South Wales, North Wales, West Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Devon and Cornwall could face a payout of millions of pounds after forcing officers to retire after 30 years...
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Tribunal Decision on Elms v Balfour Beatty Utilities Solutions Ltd and Holiday Pay Calculations

Employment contract tribunal decision
You may recall that last year in the case of Neal v Freightliner Ltd, the employment tribunal controversially concluded that the calculation of holiday pay should indeed include overtime...
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Manifesting Religion in The Workplace

There has been a broad swathe of news coverage this month concerning the religious discrimination case of Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian who was told to remove her crucifix whilst working at her job...
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Changes to Unfair Dismissal in the UK

2013 will see several key changes made to the rules on unfair dismissal and the way in which cases are to be handled by tribunals...
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Update: Key Changes to UK Discrimination Law in 2013

Forthcoming changes to UK discrimination law are for the most part connected to the government’s ‘red tape challenge’ initiative that is focused on avoiding ‘a culture of unnecessary, over-complicated and constantly increasing regulation.’
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Section 60 Equality Act

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently published new guidance with respect to section 60 of the Equality Act 2010...
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Proposed TUPE Service Provision Changes

In September of last year a response to a call for evidence as to the effectiveness of TUPE was published by the government...
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The Impact of Workplace Bullying and Harassment on Working Conditions

A survey carried out by XpertHR has found that bullying and harassment at work is widespread, with 80% of organisations affected over the past two years.
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