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Sep
20
2019

The dangers of relying on privileged material

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd concluded that where an employer had waived privilege on advice about an employee’s dismissal, they could not cherry-pick which..

Sep
13
2019

Time Limit Extensions – ACAS Early Conciliation

In the recent case of Pearce v Merrill Lynch, the EAT ruled that there would be no month’s grace period for ACAS Early Conciliation if the Claimant contacts ACAS after..

Jul
26
2019

Acas 2018/2019 Annual Report

Last week Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation, Arbitration Service, published its 2018-2019 report, giving us keen insight into current employment claim trends. ..

Jun
27
2019

No right to re-engagement despite tribunal order

The University of Cambridge was ordered by a tribunal to re-engage the Claimant after it admitted liability for her unfair dismissal. They refused, choosing instead to pay the Claimant an..

Nov
16
2018

Judge crowdfunding her fight to be classed as a worker

A district judge, is trying to raise £10,000 to fight a Court of Appeal decision that judges cannot be classed as workers by requesting donations towards her cause. At the..

Nov
08
2018

Employment tribunal fees update – a possible return of the fee scheme?

The government has confirmed this week that it is considering reintroducing fees for employment tribunal claims. Following the introduction of fees in 2013 (which ranged between £390 and £1,200), the..

Sep
27
2018

Tribunal caseload continues to rise

The Ministry of Justice has published tribunal statistics for April – June 2018. Readers will be aware that tribunal caseloads have increased steadily since the abolition of tribunal fees..

Aug
10
2018

An employment tribunal was wrong to limit a claim to ‘the top 10’ allegations

Many employers will be familiar with the difficulties which arise when an employee alleges numerous legal breaches, citing large numbers of incidents.In the case of Tarn v Hughes & Ors,..

Aug
10
2018

Respondent barred from liability hearing may still participate in remedy hearing

The Court of Appeal held in Office Equipment Systems v Hughes that even where a party is debarred from contesting liability at a hearing, they should normally be permitted to..

Aug
03
2018

Employers’ duty of care to employees does not extend to the conduct of litigation

The Supreme Court recently held that employers sued on the basis of vicarious liability for acts of their employees do not owe those employees a duty to defend the proceedings..



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