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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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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