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Feb
01
2018

Caution: Non-renewal of fixed term contract was unfair dismissal

The recent case of Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust v Drzymala serves as a reminder to employers that the non-renewal of a fixed term contract will be a dismissal..

Feb
01
2018

Personal motivation required for whistleblowing detriment

In the case of Malik v Cenkos Securities Plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) found that for there to be a causal link between a protected disclosure and detrimental treatment,..

Jan
26
2018

Restricted CoS crisis – now doctors are blocked from entering UK

A few weeks ago we wrote about how the Home Office’s Restricted CoS limit was reached in December and many employers saw their applications refused. ..

Jan
26
2018

Monica Atwal comments in Metro on ‘What should you do if you’re sexually harassed at work?’

The last 12 months have seen a monumental cultural change, particularly for women. With the #MeToo movement, people are able to call out sexual abuse and harassment in ways that..

Jan
25
2018

Creative attempt by union to expand the scope of statutory recognition fails

As we predicted, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has rejected an application by a trade union for statutory recognition to negotiate directly with the University of London on behalf of..

Jan
25
2018

Whistleblowing claim against co-workers knows no boundaries

In the recent case of Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) found that an employee could bring whistleblowing detriment claims against co-workers for events which..

Jan
25
2018

Union correspondence was not disclosable

In Dhanda v TSB Bank Plc, the claimant had been dismissed for gross misconduct. She had been represented by her union throughout her disciplinary proceedings and claim. During..

Jan
19
2018

Covert surveillance breaches right to privacy and data protection law

Covert surveillance at work was found to be in breach of the right to privacy and data protection law by the European Court of Human Rights(ECtHR) in Lopez Ribalda &..

Jan
19
2018

Compensatory rest must be truly equivalent

Under the Working Time Regulations a worker is entitled to a 20 minute rest break if they work over six hours. ..

Jan
18
2018

Tier 2 Sponsors: Role of the Authorising Officer

Businesses with sponsor licences have a huge responsibility to ensure that the points based system is not abused. The role of the Authorising Officer is to effectively manage the licence..



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