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Sep
14
2018

When is notice not notice…

In a recent EAT case, the claimant had decided to move from one department to another, both within the employer’s business. She had received a conditional job offer from..

Sep
14
2018

Updates to the ACAS guidance for job references

Almost every job application in the modern world will ask for a reference to accompany an application. It is an important tool to establish whether a candidate is suitable for..

Sep
07
2018

British universities call for the return of post study work visas

British universities have called on the government to bring back the post study work visa which would allow overseas students to stay in the country to work for up to..

Sep
07
2018

Filing an incomplete claim form not necessarily unreasonable

In North East London NHS Foundation Trust v Zhou, the EAT has decided that it may not necessarily be unreasonable conduct for solicitors to have filed an incomplete claim form...

Sep
07
2018

Constructive Dismissal: Employees working a lengthy notice period might “accept” an employer’s breach of contract

In a recent High Court decision, the Court reaffirmed some important considerations when dealing with alleged breaches of contract by an employer. ..

Aug
31
2018

Legal Challenge to Immigration Exception in Data Protection Act 2018

The Government is facing judicial review proceedings over an exemption in the Data Protection Act 2018 that prevents citizens from accessing their immigration data. Two campaign groups, the Open Rights..

Aug
31
2018

Working 9 to 5…or are we?

A new YouGov survey of over 1800 people in the UK has found that only 6% are working the traditional working hours of 9am-5pm. 58% of those surveyed said they..

Aug
29
2018

Victimisation: Dishonesty essential for ‘bad faith’ argument

Victimisation occurs when someone is subjected to a detriment because they have done (or it is believed they have or may do) a protected act. However, if the individual..

Aug
24
2018

Zero hours, zero protection, zero remedy?

As we blogged in June, individuals on zero hours contracts can bring claims for less favourable treatment of part-time workers by comparing to compare themselves to full-time workers even though..

Aug
23
2018

Refusal to postpone disciplinary hearing when companion not available was unfair

In Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the ‘EAT’) held that an employer’s refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing for two weeks to enable the Claimant’s union..



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