Employment and HR News

Service Provision Change Defined in TUPE CaseDecember 17, 2012

In a ruling which clarifies what is meant by a ‘service provision change’ in the context of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations...

Government Responds to Consultation on New Employment StatusDecember 14, 2012

The Government has published its response to a consultation on plans to introduce a new kind of employment status – ‘employee owner’. Under the proposals,...

Confidential Document Leak Lands Executive in CourtDecember 12, 2012

An executive has been found in breach of his contract of employment with his former employer after he leaked a confidential report during a luncheon...

Sacked Probation Officer Wins Fresh Hearing of Unfair Dismissal ClaimDecember 7, 2012

In Scott v Northumbria Probation Board, a probation officer whose unfair dismissal claim was rejected by the Employment Tribunal (ET) has seen that decision quashed...

Deposed Council Chief Executive Was Lawfully DismissedNovember 27, 2012

The procedure for making council employees redundant has been examined in the case of a former chief executive who was dismissed after her local authority...

Job Centre Manager Wins Unfair Dismissal ClaimNovember 14, 2012

A job centre manager who said that she was dismissed because of her zeal in helping a vulnerable teenager to find work has succeeded in...

Review of the Employment Tribunal Rules of ProcedureNovember 2, 2012

One of the outcomes of last year’s Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation was a consensus that the current Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure needed revision. The...

Supreme Court Equal Pay LandmarkOctober 26, 2012

Scores of women who worked for a local authority have won an equal pay ruling in the Supreme Court that will have serious ramifications for...

Government Consults on Proposal for ‘Employee-Owner’ ContractsOctober 19, 2012

Following plans recently announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce a new type of employment contract, whereby employees will give up some of...

British Airways Vindicated in Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal CaseOctober 19, 2012

In Jamaluddin v British Airways & Others, the Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a British Airways (BA) pilot who had his airside pass withdrawn after...