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|1 Mar 2004||Pill of sanity – Lawson v Serco||Blair Adams, Olswang Conclusions Christine Jenner, Macfarlanes||ELA Briefing||For employment lawyers, questions of jurisdiction often amount to no more than considering in which employment tribunal the claim will be brought. However, after the repeal of s.196 of the Employment ...|
|1 Aug 2003||Platform 08/03||Jonathan Brain is a partner at Mills Kemp & Brown Solicitors||ELA Briefing||
On 25 October 1999 the statutory cap upon the compensatory award for unfair dismissal prescribed by s.124(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 was raised from £12,000 to £50,000. This increase was ...
|1 Dec 2012||Politics, rights and unfair dismissal: the BNP bus driver||Katherine Apps, Littleton Chambers||ELA Briefing||In 2006 the Court of Appeal considered the appeal of a bus driver and member of the British National Party who had unsuccessfully claimed race discrimination in Redfearn v Serco.|
|1 Jun 2006||Polkey Refused||Michael Humphreys, India Buildings Chambers Liverpool, and part-time chairman of employment tribunals||ELA Briefing||
The decision of the House of Lords in the case of Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd was designed to clarify the law on compensation for unfair dismissal. In this article, Michael Humphreys, ...
|1 Jul 2003||Protecting Overseas Employees||Henry Clinton-Davis, head of the employment & HR team and Cerys Williams, associate, at Hale and Dorr, London||ELA Briefing||In Lawson v Serco Ltd (EAT/0018/02) (ELA Briefing, May 2003), the EAT held that employment tribunals have jurisdiction to hear unfair dismissal claims from employees based overseas, ...|
|1 May 2009||R (G) v The Governors of X School and Y City Council||Lara Keenan, RadcliffesLeBrasseur||ELA Briefing||The High Court case in R (on the application of G) v The Governors of X School and Y City Council has decided that in limited situations an employee may have the right to legal representation during a...|
|12 Nov 2008||Receipt of incapacity benefit does not prevent loss of earnings award||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||Employment News||In Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd v Fox; Telindus Ltd v Brading the EAT has held that receipt of incapacity benefit did not preclude the claimants from claiming compensation for loss of earn...|
|1 Nov 2003||Rutherford and Bentley||Paul Troop, Tooks Court Chambers||ELA Briefing||Mr Rutherford and Mr Bentley were employees dismissed after their 65th birthdays who claimed unfair dismissal and redundancy respectively. In neither case was there a normal retirement age for the pur...|
|1 May 2011||Social media: employment traps and pitfalls||Kirstie Allison, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP||ELA Briefing||The use of email and other social media by employees in and outside the workplace is widespread, which raises a number of issues for employers and employees alike. While useful as a business tool for ...|
|1 Jun 2008||SOX Opens the Door to Employees to Sue US Parent||Richard Brown, Osborne Clarke||ELA Briefing||The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) contains a whistleblower provision protecting employees of public companies reporting conduct that they reasonably believe constitutes a violation of federal law r...|