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Miss a Deadline at your Peril

Jonathan Tyler
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An interesting decision in the Employment Appeals Tribunal this week shows it will not tolerate lateness for no reason even where a party is only just late. In J v K and another,  the tribunal refused to allow an appeal to proceed when it was...

'Deck' the bells...

Jonathan Tyler
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Christmas may now seem a long time ago now but some of us will still remember our christmas parties. Perhaps last year's office party was really one to remember, but perhaps not for all the right reasons. The courts recently looked at liability for an...

Brexit and Employment Law

Sarah Chambers
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The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. This will have direct legal implications for employment law in the UK. A significant proportion of the UK's employment law is derived from EU law, including rights in relation to discrimination, collective...

Is a staff handbook contractually binding?

Sarah Chambers
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The court of appeal have recently provided a useful summary in the case of Department for Transport v Sparks and others [2016] as to whether a staff handbook is contractually binding. In this case an employer wished to change the provisions relating to...

Eva Carneiro settles employment tribunal with Chelsea FC

Sarah Chambers
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Yesterday Eva Carneiro, the former Chelsea FC team doctor, settled her employment tribunal claims for constructive dismissal, sex discrimination and harassment against the club and José Mourinho personally for an undisclosed sum thought to be in the...

Shared Parental Leave

Sarah Chambers
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Working couples with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 are entitled to share the leave and pay which is remaining once a woman ends her maternity leave. Last week Xpert HR Benchmarking published research based on responses from 397 organisations with a...

The Effect of ACAS Conciliation Process

Sarah Chambers
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ACAS have recently published a research paper which details the effect of its conciliation process in employment tribunal claims. Between April 2015 and March 2016 ACAS dealt with 92,000 early conciliation cases, which is approximately 1000 more cases than...