Employment and HR News

Whistleblowing and the Meaning of ‘In the Public Interest’July 28, 2017

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – inserted provisions into the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA) in...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?July 28, 2017

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court...

Employment Tribunal Fees – Supreme Court Upholds Unison’s ChallengeJuly 28, 2017

The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and the Employment...

Supreme Court Rules on the Pension Rights of Gay PartnersJuly 15, 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Under Paragraph 18...

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Indirect DiscriminationJuly 5, 2017

The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in an important case, Essop and Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), brought by a...

Early Conciliation and Second CertificatesJune 20, 2017

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity LeaveJune 7, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or treat a woman unfavourably because of her pregnancy, or because she has given birth...

Organised Grouping of NHS Carers Embroiled in TUPE DisputeMay 29, 2017

Whether or not the employment of an organised grouping of workers has been transferred from one employer to another for the purposes of the Transfer...

Workplace Bans on Religious Symbols and DressMay 18, 2017

In ruling on a question concerning the interpretation of EU Directive 2000/78/EC, which establishes a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, the...

Unfair Dismissal – ‘Lifetime Loss’ CasesMay 7, 2017

When an employee succeeds in a claim for unfair dismissal, the compensation awarded by the Employment Tribunal (ET) will take into account any future loss...