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Author: Peter Linstead, Clarendon Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
It is well known that discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act includes a failure to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments - the so-called section 6 duty.
Author: Clare Murray and Helen Monson, Fox Williams
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Let us take you back to those sunny days at law school, to that single session you spent learning everything you ever needed to know about partnership law but thought you'd never use. For those employment lawyers who now wish they had listened and learned more about the subject, Clare Murray and Helen Monson offer a refresher course on partnership law
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Author: Helen Ruelle, Mourant du Feu & Jeune, Jersey
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Jersey employment law is undergoing radical change. This is relevant to UK practitioners because Jersey companies are often used as employing vehicles for tax or pension reasons, and many UK trading companies and financial institutions have branches or group companies operating in Jersey
Author: David Cockburn, Certification Officer
Resource type: ELA Briefing
For a generation of overworked employment lawyers brought up on a diet of individual rights, the role of the Certification Officer may not have crossed the `need-to-know' threshold. In fact, the affairs of trade unions and employers' associations have been the subject of specific regulation since the Trade Union Act 1871.
Topics: Trade unions
Author: Pauline Hughes, head of legal services team,Disability Rights Commission
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The scope of Part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which imposes duties on service providers, changed on 1 October 2004. Its underlying purpose is to promote inclusive service provision and to encourage systemic change in the provision of services.
Author: Jill Kelly, Partner, Clarks, Reading and London
Resource type: ELA Briefing
This October brought new legislation for lawyers to grapple with in the form of the Dispute Resolution Regulations and the new Tribunal Regulations and Rules of Procedure.
Topics: Miscellaneous
Author: Jill Kelly, partner, Clarks, Reading and London
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Draft regulations and guidance in response to the consultation document `High Performance Workplaces' have been published. A major area of concern was that information and consultation (I and C) agreements should be able to cover levels other than that of an individual undertaking.
Author: Jill Kelly, partner, Clarks, Reading and London
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The government has responded to the joint committee's report on the draft Disability Discrimination Bill, but most of the substantive changes to the employment provisions it recommended have not been accepted.
Author: Marc Jones, Turbervilles
Resource type: ELA Briefing
 read with interest the Platform on contingency fees in employment tribunals by John Hendy QC (ELA Briefing, July 2004, p86), which in my view was not only inaccurate but prejudicial to the many reputable solicitors that offer to act for clients under a contingency fee agreement (CFA).
Author: Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC
Resource type: ELA Briefing
From 1 October 2004 all employers will be required to put in place grievance, dismissal and disciplinary procedures for handling workplace disputes. While many larger organisations already have sophisticated internal procedures, the new legislation has an eye to more than 800,000 employers, mainly small and medium-size enterprises, which the DTI consider to have inadequate or non-existent procedures.
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