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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..

Aug
03
2018

No extra time where notice of appeal lost in the post

In Haydar v Pennine Acute NHS Trust, the Claimant had brought claims against his employer which included unfair dismissal and discrimination. His claim for discrimination was dismissed and,..

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..



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