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Author: By Amanda McGurran, solicitor, Shadbolt & Co
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon, of the call-up of 1,500 reservists for possible war against Iraq, the process of mobilisation is now under way. The call-up has a number of important employment law implications for employers.
Author: Pauline Hughes, head of legal services, DRC and part-time chairman of the employment tribunals
Resource type: ELA Briefing
This article will focus on compensation for disability discrimination claims brought in the employment tribunals. Compensation for other types of DDA claim will be considered briefly at the end. Pauline Hughes reports
Author: Raymond Jeffers, Linklaters
Resource type: ELA Briefing
At long last it looks as though we will have a revised TUPE. We can expect TUPE applying to more service contractor changes, new obligations upon employers to notify transferees of ongoing employment rights and special provisions in the context of insolvent businesses.
Topics: TUPE
Author: Raymond Jeffers, Linklaters
Resource type: ELA Briefing
You will have read the draft regulations published alongside the government’s consultation document, Equality and Diversity: The Way Ahead and will recall that the published timetable is for regulations on sexual orientation, religion, sex, race and disability to be laid before parliament in spring 2003.
Author: Raymond Jeffers, Linklaters
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Anyone who has had the unenviable task of seeking to calculate pension loss as part of an unfair dismissal compensatory award will probably have sought relief in the booklet produced in 1991 by a committee of tribunal chairmen.
Author: Raymond Jeffers, Linklaters
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Credit where credit is due. I can thoroughly recommend the DTI Guide to Flexible Working: The Right to Request and the Duty to Consider. This guide can be downloaded from the DTI website and contains helpful forms, including a flexible working application form and a rejection form.
Author: Jonathan Ashworth, Park Lane Chambers, Leeds
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In employment cases the issue of costs is often raised as an issue pre-litigation. It is used as a stick with which to attempt to settle cases, but is in reality a perceived threat not a real one. As a barrister acting for both sides, and a firm believer in the access to justice of all parties, it may be surprising that I am a firm advocate of costs orders.
Author: James Baker, MacFarlanes
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In Scotts Company (UK) Ltd v Mr J Budd (19 September 2002) EAT 823/01 the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered, for the first time, the interpretation of ss.87 and 88 Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA). James Baker reports
Author: John Bowers QC, Littleton Chambers Elizabeth Rivers, independent mediator
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In her September/October 2002 ELA Briefing editorial, Suzanne McKie expressed the view that mediators in employment law cases should be employment law practitioners to give confidence to the lay clients taking part. John Bowers QC and Elizabeth Rivers, a solicitor, who are both CEDR registered mediators and mediators for the Workplace Mediation Project with significant experience of mediating employment law disputes, respond here to her editorial.
Topics: ADR
Author: Emma Cross, Mace & Jones
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The difficult task of estimating the level of compensation in discrimination claims has long been a source of complaint from employment practitioners. But the task has been simplified greatly by the Court of Appeal’s recent guidance in Vento v The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2002] EWCA Civ 1871. Emma Cross reports
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