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|1 Aug 2011||Ex gratia?||Ginny Harrison, freelance consultant and Springhouse Solicitors||
Employers are sometimes keen to state that certain payments on termination are ex gratia. This carries risks unless the description is right. In Publicis Co...
|1 Mar 2013||Discrimination against part-time judges removed||Camilla Palmer, Leigh Day & Co||
The Supreme Court has decided that it is unlawful to deny part-time, fee-paid judges a pension when their salaried colleagues, doing similar work, are ...
|1 Mar 2013||Flexible parental leave: radical new laws at a snail’s pace||Sam Mangwana, partner, Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP||
Overdue, slow to come in and more feeble than initially heralded it may be, but – finally – flexible parental leave in the UK really is on the cards. I...
|1 Jul 2010||Beyond Burchell||Peter Linstead, Tanfield Chambers||
In Salford NHS Trust v Roldan  EWCA Civ 522, the Court of Appeal reversed an EAT decision which had allowed an appeal against a finding of unfair dismissal....
|1 Aug 2010||Editorial - August 2010||Alex Lock, editor||
The Tribunals Service has published its latest report, covering 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Despite the fact that everyone and their paralegal has been proclai...
|1 Feb 2011||Don't forget agency workers||David Cubitt, Osborne Clarke||
In October the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 come into force. The Court of Appeal decision in Tilson v Alstom Transport  EWCA Civ 1308 has provided some we...
|1 Nov 2010||Yorkshire Housing Ltd v Cuerden||Harriet Bowtell, Russell Jones & Walker||
Employees have no general right under UK law to have a lawyer present at a meeting with them at work. Their legal right as regards discipline and grievance matters is to have a colleague or tr...
|1 Feb 2013||Keeping the employment contract alive: the role of the injunction||Mark Sutton QC and Betsan Criddle, Old Square Chambers||
Employment lawyers are typically asked to advise whether a dismissal is lawful and as to the consequences if it is not. Is the reason a permissible one? Has a fair process been followed? What ...
|1 Mar 2013||Eweida & ors: what it means for religion||Thomas Cordrey, Devereux Chambers||
Four Christians, nine domestic judgments and 12 interveners before the ECtHR. The outcome? Three of the four applicants lost their cases. Playing a numbers game, the decision was a defeat for ...
|1 Dec 2006||Book Review 12/06||Marc Jones, Turbervilles||
Monitoring and vetting employees: a guide for HR practitioners by Gillian Howard. Published by Gower at £55
As a solicitor, it is not easy reviewing a book that is designed for hu...