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Jun
20
2018

List of issues should be complete

It is common for parties to a tribunal claim to agree, at an early stage, the list of the issues that they want a tribunal to determine. In..

May
08
2018

Low take up of fee refunds

According to a letter from the Lord Chancellor to the Justice Committee last month, a large number of eligible people have failed to apply for a refund of tribunal fees..

Apr
20
2018

Early Conciliation: Welcome clarity from the EAT on extending time limits

In the recent case of Luton Borough Council v Haque (“Haque”) the EAT has clarified that the two sub-sections for extending limitation periods through Acas early conciliation apply sequentially, and..

Apr
13
2018

Ignore a judge's warnings and the tribunal can strike out your case

In Chidzoy v BBC, the EAT has upheld an employment tribunal's decision to strike out a claim because the Claimant was overheard by the BBC’s lawyers discussing her case with..

Apr
06
2018

Answering the unknown: Can Respondents respond to unparticularised allegations?

In SoS BEIS v Parry and The Trustees of the Williams Jones’s School Foundation, the Court of Appeal (overturning the EAT’s decision) confirmed that even if a claim form has..

Apr
06
2018

Increase to Injury to Feelings Awards

Further to our previous blog on the tribunals issuing a response to the Vento band consultation for cases presented from 11 September 2017, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in..

Mar
22
2018

ACAS stats show a rise in claims following abolition of fees

According to the ACAS quarterly stats, between April – July 2017 ACAS received around 1,700 notifications a week. This increased by 500 per week following the Supreme Court..

Feb
22
2018

Compensation limits increase

It’s that time of year where compensation limits for claims such as unfair dismissal and for statutory redundancy payments are reviewed. ..

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..

Dec
22
2017

Ghosts of Christmas Past: using Christmas bonus to bypass collective bargaining comes back to haunt employer

Earlier this year we reported on the Tribunal decision in Dunkley and others v Kostal UK Ltd, involving an attempt to induce staff to give up their collective bargaining rights..



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