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Jun
08
2010

Without Prejudice Rule

The without prejudice rule will generally prevent documents from being admitted and used as evidence against the interest of a party in any court hearing without the permission of both..

Jun
08
2010

Outcome of Criminal Proceedings

Employers are often faced with procedural dilemmas on how internal proceedings are to run whilst ensuring a reasonable and fair process is carried out.   What should an employer do in a..

Jun
03
2010

Avoiding an expensive way out.

It has been reported today that Liverpool FC has allegedly offered Manager Rafa Benitez a £3 million pound sum to leave his employment with the club.   Mr Benitez had been employed..

Jun
01
2010

Failing to follow disciplinary procedures could result in uncapped loss of earnings awards

The Court of Appeal has found, in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, that employees can be awarded damages for loss of earnings resulting from a breach of..

May
28
2010

Are your employees dying to leave?

Since January 2010, 11 workers at the Foxconn factory in China have committed suicide.   The managers of the factory, which produces products for many major computer and electrical companies, have set..

May
28
2010

Inflation yet to affect pay increases

Despite inflation hitting a 19 year high of 5.3% last month, it is yet to affect the rate of pay increases, which remain at an average of 1% for the..

May
27
2010

Don`t score an own goal during the World Cup!

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned employers against imposing a blanket ban on football during the World Cup, which starts on 11 June 2010. The TUC believes that a..

May
26
2010

Reasonable Investigations

When looking at unfair dismissal cases involving an employee`s misconduct, tribunals will look at whether the employer`s investigation into the alleged misconduct was fair and reasonable.  This means that the..

May
26
2010

Compromise Agreements

The case of McWilliam & Others v Glasgow City Council is the first case to consider the criteria set out for a compromise agreement to be valid under the Sex..

May
26
2010

Impending Retirement - Not Age Discrimination

When applying for a position some posts require the applicant to hold certain qualifications.  However, what happens when you are already employed and in order for you to attain a..



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