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A Britain’s Got Talent contestant has recently lost a disability discrimination claim against Simon Cowell and others, including producer Fremantle Media. It may not have been the victory they would have liked. Contestant Miss Czikai’s claims were that reasonable adjustments… Read on
We are always interested in Court of Appeal decisions. Other than the Supreme Court (which was the House of Lords) this is the highest court in the UK. As a general rule, employment claims will start in the Employment Tribunal… Read on
We are delighted to announce that Springhouse has been selected from thousands as one of the shortlist of five firms for the Corporate INTL 2010 Legal Award for Employment/Labour Law in the UK. We are incredibly excited to have been… Read on
Would it be lawful or unlawful to dismiss an employee at the age of 49 simply to save a large pension bill of up to £1m accruing after their 50th birthday? On the face of it, this would amount to… Read on
If you are considering making the senior person in a team redundant, to avoid a finding of unfair dismissal, read on. In a redundancy situation, amongst other things, you must have a proper redundancy situation, and follow the correct procedures,… Read on
The date an employee actually reads a letter dismissing them will be the date their employment ends (provided they have not unreasonably ignored it). The Supreme Court has just confirmed this beyond any doubt. This means that the termination date… Read on
As of 1 October 2010, the minimum wage will be as follows: £5.93 per hour for workers aged 21 and over (currently £5.80) £4.92 for 18-20 year olds £3.64 for 16-17 year olds The (unenforceable) London living wage will rise… Read on
Compass has dismissed an employee because they believed she had stolen £3,000. However, in their letter to her accusing her of this, they referred to the loss of £3,000. They were found guilty of unfair dismissal because they had not… Read on
Have you ever wondered whether the advice you are being given may be revealed to a court or your opponent? Particularly if this is from a non-qualified or in-house lawyer? A couple of recent cases show how important it can… Read on
Employers hate the detailed information and consultation requirements which need to be followed when a business sale or purchase involves staff transferring under TUPE. This is usually because of the unsettling effect it can have on staff, particularly when the… Read on