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The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Allen and others v Morrisons Facilities Ltd June 2014, has confirmed that employees affected by the proposed transfer of business have no right to sue the proposed buyer direct for the buyer’s failure to provide… Read on
From 30 June 2014, all employees will be entitled to make flexible working requests. We anticipate employers will see a significant increase in requests particularly from its older workforce, who may regard flexible working as an attractive alternative to retirement.… Read on
In the Queen’s speech, the government has given us a flavour of likely upcoming changes to employment law. We await the details, but here’s where we can expect the changes to be: Minimum wage: penalties are likely to be increased… Read on
No, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Ajar-Tec Ltd v Stack. This meant that the individual was not an ’employee’ or a ‘worker’ under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore not able to pursue his… Read on
An employee who resigns and works beyond their contractual notice period for their own financial reasons will not succeed in a claim for constructive unfair dismissal say the Employment Appeals Tribunal, in Cockram v Air Products Plc, 21 May… Read on
Should the statutory holiday pay include an element for commission, even though this is not allowed under the Employment Rights Act 1996? Yes, according to the European Court of Justice, in the case of Lock-v- British Gas. Background In this… Read on
The trade union UNISON is continuing its battle through the courts to challenge the Tribunal fees introduced by the government recently. UNISON say that the fees break EU law by denying access to justice. Their first challenge was not successful,… Read on
Did the civil services core skills assessment (CSA) indirectly discriminate against black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates, who are statistically less likely to pass it? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in the case of Essop-v-Home Office (Border Agency). This… Read on
On Friday 9th May, we had the pleasure of sponsoring the ‘Networking at the Ambassadors’ event run by the Woking Chamber of Commerce. The event was as popular as always with over 50 businesses attending, all of which are local… Read on
The new transfer of undertakings legislation is upon us. Any business taking over another business or service contract (business transfer) should know about these changes: Dismissals following business transfer are less likely to be automatically unfair. The new rules have… Read on