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Author: Barry Clarke and Clive Howard, Russell Jones & Walker
Resource type: ELA Briefing
We have at long last received the final version of the Code on Monitoring at Work, Part 3 of the Data Protection Code on Employment Practices. This is brief (42 pages) compared to the other codes and covers a topical area.
Author: Barry Clarke and Clive Howard, Russell Jones & Walker
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The last two issues of ELA Briefing have contained articles on the territorial scope of the Employment Rights Act 1996, referring to the recent conflicting decisions of the EAT in Lawson v Serco EAT 0018/02 and Bryant v FCO EAT 174/02.
Author: Jonathan Brain is a partner at Mills Kemp & Brown Solicitors
Resource type: 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 expected to give rise to some difficult questions in relation to the tax treatment of awards.
Author: Clare Primett, Le Brasseurs
Resource type: ELA Briefing
This publication is written by Sara Leslie, a solicitor working exclusively in the field of equal pay and discrimination; Sue Hastings, a leading expert on equal pay; and Jo Morris, a senior policy officer for the TUC specialising in equal rights. As a result this publication is both practical and authoritative.
Author: Christine Jenner is an assistant in the employment department of Macfarlanes
Resource type: ELA Briefing
As the threat of terrorism grows both within the United Kingdom and abroad employers are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of their staff. Pre-employment screening is one way of protecting companies and their employees from danger but in carrying out such vetting employers must work their way around some tricky legal issues.
Author: David Lipworth (associate) and Hilary Wilde (professional support lawyer), Baker & McKenzie
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Ms Shamoon was a chief inspector with the Royal Ulster Constabulary assigned to the traffic branch. Her superior officer, Superintendent Laird, was in charge of that division. Under the RUC’s staff appraisal scheme, police constables were interviewed by a designated senior officer in a counselling capacity.
Author: Joanne Owers is a partner at Charles Russell
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The EAT appeal before Mr Justice Wall was heard on 22 and 23 May. The Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, represented by David Pannick QC, was seeking to overturn the unanimous decision of the tribunal in Stratford of 22 August 2002, which ruled that the statutory bar on those over 65 claiming unfair dismissal or a statutory redundancy payment indirectly discriminated against men, contrary to Article 141 of the EC Treaty and was not objectively justified.
Author: Joanne Owers is a partner at Charles Russell
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 8 May the government laid before Parliament the final draft of two sets of regulations outlawing discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and sexual orientation following consultation (the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) and (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003).
Author: Joanne Owers is a partner at Charles Russell
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Good news for employers – the EAT has handed down its judgment in Dunnachie v Kingston-upon-Hull City Council and other appeals [2003] All ER (D) 320 (May), which has closed the door (for the time being) on the possibility of awards for non-economic loss in claims for unfair dismissal in tribunals.
Author: John Evans
Resource type: ELA Briefing
ELA international committee members Belinda Avery, John Evans, Stephen Levinson and Fraser Younson visited the European Commission for a day in early May. In the morning they met members of the employment directorate with responsibility for various draft directives and initiatives.
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