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|28 Apr 2009||Working time opt-out to be retained||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||After five years of negotiations, attempts to reach agreement between Member States and the European Parliament on a revised Working Time Directive have failed, the main stumbling block being the opt-...|
|23 Nov 2011||Government announces ‘radical’ employment law reforms||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||After months of speculation and leaks to the press the Government has announced its plans for the ‘most radical reform to the employment law system for decades’.|
|26 Nov 2010||Dismissal partly based on manifestation of spiritualist beliefs not discriminatory||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||An employee who was dismissed partly because of the way he promoted his spiritual beliefs at work has failed in his appeal against a tribunal’s decision that he was not subjected to discrimination on ...|
|23 Jan 2008||Tribunal finds compulsory retirement to be objectively justified||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||An employment tribunal, in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, has held that the compulsory retirement of a partner in a law firm was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, and therefore...|
|14 Jun 2006||Employment tribunal upholds direct disability discrimination complaint||An employment tribunal, in the case of Tudor v Spen Corner Veterinary Centre Ltd and anor, has held that an employee suffered direct disability discrimination in breach of S.3A(5) of the Disability Di...|
|14 Apr 2008||Transferee must be identified for ‘service provision change’ to occur||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||An employment tribunal, in Thomas-James and ors v Cornwall County Council and ors, has decided that there was no ‘service provision change’ within the meaning of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protecti...|
|27 Nov 2012||Independent review calls for reform of apprenticeships||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||An independent review, jointly commissioned by Vince Cable, Business Secretary, and Michael Gove, Education Secretary, has called on the Government to improve the quality of apprenticeships and make t...|
|8 Dec 2010||Council of the European Union rejects plan for 20 weeks' maternity leave on full pay||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||At a meeting of the EU Employment Council, a large majority of ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to legislate for 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay.|
|6 Dec 2010||Government lobbies against extending paid maternity leave||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||At a meeting of the EU Employment Council, Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, will lobby against the European Parliament's proposed 20 weeks of maternity leave at full pay (see our news ...|
|2 Nov 2011||Revised public sector pensions reforms announced||News form the IDS Employment Law Team||At Prime Minister’s Questions on 2 November, David Cameron outlined revised proposals for the reform of public sector pensions. The Government claims that the ‘fair’ proposals would see low and middle...|