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|11 Jan 2008||Youthful enthusiasm falls foul of the Age Regulations||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In McCoy v James McGregor and Sons Ltd, the first age discrimination decision in Northern Ireland, an industrial tribunal found that the use of the term ‘youthful enthusiasm’ in a job advertisement fe...|
|8 Feb 2007||Workplace counselling service does not automatically discharge duty of care||In Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd v Daw, the Court of Appeal has upheld the verdict of a High Court judge that an employer was liable in negligence for its failure to take steps to reduce the workload of ...|
|29 Nov 2006||Working Time Regulations? offshore workers||In Transocean International Resources Ltd and ors v Russell and ors, the EAT has handed down a decision clarifying the territorial scope of the Working Time Regulations 1998 SI 1998/1833 (WTR) as rega...|
|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-...|
|4 May 2012||Working Time Directive does not require payment in lieu for untaken additional annual leave||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In Neidel v Stadt Frankfurt am Main the European Court of Justice has held that where Member States grant more than the minimum four weeks' paid annual leave required by EU law, it is for national law...|
|20 Jan 2009||Workers accrue holiday pay during sick leave||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||The European Court of Justice has handed down its judgment in Stringer and ors v HM Revenue and Customs (Case C-520/06) on whether workers on long-term sick leave are entitled to accrue paid annual le...|
|22 Jun 2006||Work and Families Act 2006 receives Royal Assent||The Work and Families Act 2006 received Royal Assent on 21 June 2006. The Act extends the maximum period of maternity and adoption pay, while also extending the right to request flexible working to ca...|
|6 Apr 2010||Whistleblowing claimant need not have blown whistle to current employer||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In BP plc v Elstone, the EAT has held that a worker who brings a claim against his current employer alleging that he or she has suffered a detriment for whistleblowing need not have been employed by t...|
|26 Jan 2011||Volunteers not covered by discrimination law||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau the Court of Appeal has decided that an unpaid volunteer was not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The volunteer was not in 'employment', sinc...|
|12 Dec 2012||Volunteers not covered by discrimination law||News from the IDS Employment Law Team||In X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau the Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that an unpaid volunteer was not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as she was not i...|