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There are a number of changes to employment legislation which come into force in April 2012. We have previously trailed some, and here are the most important: The qualifying period for unfair dismissal for those employed on or after 6th… Read on
In a recent decision a Claimant has had her unfair dismissal compensation payment reduced by 80% because she had lied during the internal disciplinary hearing that resulted in her dismissal. The Claimant had been asked to explain an email she… Read on
The UK Government has announced that it is taking advantage of the European Commission’s one year’s grace for implementing an increase from three to four months parental leave entitlement, which will now be implemented in March 2013.… Read on
An employee can choose to opt out of the maximum 48 hour average working week stipulated by the Working Time Regulations. Each employee also has the right not to be subjected to any detriment for doing so. So, what happens… Read on
When it comes to holiday entitlement the ‘use it or lose it’ rule has long been understood. Recent cases have challenged this approach and in 2009 a European Court decision held that an employee who was on sick leave during… Read on
In this recent case, the employer (CF Capital plc) had discussed with Miss Willoughby (their employee) the possibility of changing her employment to a self-employed role, to avoid redundancy. Miss Willoughby requested more information, but CF Capital thought she had… Read on
Springhouse is expanding. We will shortly be opening new office facilities in Portsmouth’s 1000 Lakeside complex. Managing Director Ben Power says We hope our local clients will be as delighted as we are that we will have a physical presence… Read on
The government has confirmed that it will increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one year to two years, as well as introduce fees for lodging claims in the employment tribunal. The employment law grapevine is suggesting the… Read on
It should be well known that discrimination claims can be brought against individuals as well as companies, and that financial liability is unlimited. However Tribunals have usually divided up compensation where both are employers and employees are liable. This usually… Read on
In January 2005, lorry driver Mr Zulhayir had a serious accident at work which left him unable to do his job. In June 2006, his employer, J J Food Services Limited, stopped receiving sick notes. They wrote to him saying… Read on