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Author: Stephen Levinson, partner,Manches LLP
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The Act comes into force on 1 January 2005. It will require all "public authorities" to disclose information requested by members of the public. Certain information is exempt from disclosure. This includes all personal information if the applicant is the data subject.
Author: Marc Jones, partner and Neesha Patel, associate, Turbervilles
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 1 October 2004 the new rules relating to compulsory disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures came into force. Marc Jones and Neesha Patel consider the anomalies about when the statutory grievance procedures do (and do not) apply, time limits for presenting tribunal claims, and how those time limits have been affected by the new procedures
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: Jill Kelly, partner, Clarks, Reading and London
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The Department of Trade and Industry has published Telework Guidance to implement the non-binding framework agreement developed at European level. It covers workers who "use information and communication technologies to enable remote working from the office".
Author: Paul Statham, Pattinson Brewer
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In the last two issues of the Briefing there have been platform pieces on contingency fees in tribunal proceedings by John Hendy QC and Marc Jones. May I make a bold suggestion: implement the cost regime of the civil courts. Let us recognise that tribunals no longer provide the "quick and speedy justice" envisaged by the Donovan Commission.
Author: Nick Thomas, Masons
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In its first decision on the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, the Court of Appeal accepted that part-time fire fighters are employed on "the same type of contract" as full-timers. But the court rejected their submission that they are "engaged in the same or broadly similar work". Nicholas Thomas reports
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Author: Sophie Buckley, barrister, York Chambers and senior lecturer, Northumbria University; Sarah Fitzpatrick, solicitor and senior lecturer, Northumbria University
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The decision of the House of Lords in the conjoined appeals of Eastwood & anor v Magnox Electric plc and McCabe v Cornwall County Council & ors addresses the protection afforded under common law and by statute for employees who are dismissed. Sophie Buckley and Sarah Fitzpatrick report
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.
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