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Apr
22
2010

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 has now received Royal Assent.   We expect it to be in force in October 2010, although whether it is enacted exactly as it stands, may depend on..

Apr
22
2010

Simply Whistleblowing

It has been established in the case of Goode v Marks & Spencer that an expression of an employer`s opinion about a proposal, after consultation, does not amount to a..

Apr
22
2010

Disciplinary v Grievance

ACAS provides guidance on disciplinary and grievance procedures, which can be found on their website www.acas.org.uk   However, what happens when the two procedures run in tandem with each other?  Is..

Apr
19
2010

Volcanic Ash - a good reason for an extended holiday?

Lots of people are currently enjoying an extended holiday thanks to the effect volcanic ash has had on flights in and out of the country.   However, the problem raises various issues..

Apr
14
2010

Or perhaps yellow is your colour? The Lib Dems Employment Pledges

Following on from yesterdays blog, the Liberal Democrats have now set out their 2010 election manifesto.   Key employment law promises include: Giving fathers the right to time off for antenatal appointments; Allowing mothers..

Apr
06
2010

Spring has Sprung! New legislation in force TODAY!

Change is in the air (as well as pollen!). No less than 8 new pieces of employment legislation are now in force as of today, 6 April 2010. Some will have a more immediate..

Apr
06
2010

Whistle-blowing

The EAT has held in the case of BP plc v Elstone, that a worker, in bringing a claim for whistle-blowing against its current employer, need not have been employed..

Apr
01
2010

Lessons from Lulu the Dog

The case of BSkyB Limited v EDS (now HP Enterprise Services UK Limited) was not under the radar of employment lawyers or HR professionals as, on the face of it, it..

Apr
01
2010

Will fit notes reduce absence levels in the workplace?

Only 22% of employers believe that the introduction of Statements of Fitness for Work, commonly known as "Fit Notes", will reduce levels of absence in their workplace.  This was the..

Mar
31
2010

Employees to be protected from caste discrimination

Observers argue that caste based discrimination is a serious problem facing Asian communities in the UK. A report published by the Anti Caste Discrimination Alliance found that more than half..



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