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Jul
29
2010

Consultation on plans to phase out the default retirement age begins!

The current default retirement age (DRA) of 65 has been under the spotlight since the introduction of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations back in 2006 and has not been without..

Jul
28
2010

Failing to discount disability related periods of sickness for the purpose of redundancy scoring was disability discrimination.

Most employers adopt standard redundancy scoring criteria which include objective criteria such as levels of sickness absence. Again, most employers know that to avoid discriminating against disabled employees any periods..

Jul
28
2010

A way to avoid backdated holiday pay claims?

Ever since the House of Lords ruled in HM Revenue & Customs v Stringer and others last year that employees could claim accrued but untaken annual leave going back a..

Jul
28
2010

Bound by Subsequent Changes

Under TUPE, all collective agreements relating to the transferring employees transfer to the transferee where they are bound by the terms in force at the date of transfer.  Any subsequent..

Jul
28
2010

Caps on Redundancy Payments

The question of whether it is unlawful age discrimination to cap contractual redundancy payments in order to prevent employees from receiving a windfall (i.e. a redundancy payment together with the..

Jul
28
2010

Stigma Damages

Compensation for personal loss of reputation is generally excluded from unfair dismissal compensation.  However, following the much publicised case of Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA (BCCI) an exception..

Jul
23
2010

Your Freedom - Buddy reviews suggestions on the HM Government website

Further to our previous blog about the Government`s new Your Freedom website which allows the public to suggest which laws it would like to see abolished or created, Buddy has..

Jul
23
2010

TUPE - is it a defence to an equal pay claim?

When an employee transfers to another employer under TUPE, his terms and conditions are preserved. This may cause problems if the employer inherits men and women doing the same job..

Jul
23
2010

Government tells employers: Let staff work from home

The Liberal Democrats` transport minister, Norman Baker, has called on employers to allow employees to work one day a fortnight from home as part of the Government`s drive to cut..

Jul
22
2010

Sisters are doing it for themselves

According to recent statistics published by Grazia Magazine, 1 in 3 women now earn more than their partners and are considered the main breadwinner in their family. A further 19%..



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