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Public Interest for Whistleblowing Case on Breach of Contract

As of  25 June 2013 , under S.43B (1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, public interest disclosures had to be “in the public interest” to qualify for protection. In Parkins v Sodexho Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) ruling was reversed due to the ‘in the public
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Landmark whistleblowing case contemplates “public interest” test

  Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chesterton Humberts) and another v Nurmohamed, case was heard by the Court of Appeal. The case holds great importance for future whistleblowing cases. The appeal was heard in the Royal Courts of Justice on 8 June. In case of terms in considering when
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Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission – British Gas Refused Right to Appeal

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An appeal by British Gas has been rejected on grounds that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be used to interpret EU holiday pay rights.
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UK Couriers Face High Charges for Illness Absence

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It has emerged that many UK couriers who deliver for popular retailers must pay a fee of £150 for each working day they miss due to illness.
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Territorial Scope of UK Employment Laws – Guideline Decision

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British Tribunals can sometimes hear claims brought by foreign nationals. However one recent case proved this is not always a possibility.
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Good Faith Lacking in Religious Discrimination Claim

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In a ruling involving religious rights, tribunal denied a worker his hopes of an annual period of leave to attend religious festivities.
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Whistleblower Wins 13 Year Legal Battle Against HSBC

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After thirteen years a whistleblower has finally won his case against HSBC, which will see the banking giant have to pay out £4m.
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Agency Workers – Are You Paid Less than Directly Employed Colleagues?

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When an agency worker was denied the same rights as employed staff, tribunal had difficulty determining how compensation should be granted.
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Government Tribunal Fee Report Criticised

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Widespread criticism has followed the release of a government report examining the effect that tribunal fees are having on employment law hearings.
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Zero Tolerance No Substitute for Individual Consideration

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Individual cases can sometimes dictate legal outcomes. In one case, a worker who lost his job following an angry office incident succeeded in his unfair dismissal claim.
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