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Author: Tony Hyams-Parish Rawlison Butler
Resource type: ELA Briefing
April 2003 saw the implementation of a number of so called ‘family friendly’ laws. New rights to take paternity and adoption leave and the right to request flexible working, as well as changes to maternity rules, have been introduced under the Employment Act 2002. New regulations extending the questionnaire procedure to equal pay claims also came into force at the same time.
Author: Tony Hyams-Parish Rawlison Butler
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In Dacas v Brook Street Bureau (UK) Ltd (EAT/492/02), Mrs Dacas had been working as a temporary cleaner, via the Brook Street Bureau, for Wandsworth Council for six years. Her contract was terminated summarily which she then challenged in the Employment Tribunal on the grounds that she had been unfairly dismissed under the ERA 1996.
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Author: Tony Hyams-Parish Rawlison Butler
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Recruitment agencies and employers generally will no doubt be pleased with the recent opinion delivered by the Advocate General in the equal pay case Allonby v Accrington & Rossingdale College and Others.
Author: Fiona Bolton, Herbert Smith
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Serving an originating application ought to be straightforward, even where the respondent is resident overseas. However, a close examination of the relevant rules by a recent Stratford Tribunal has indicated that many tribunals may be getting it wrong. Fiona Bolton reports
Author: Tim Davies is a solicitor with Michelmores, Exeter, which represented the first respondent in Alamo and which also acted in Kerry
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 24 February 2003 the EAT handed down its decision in the case of Alamo Group (Europe) Ltd v Tucker (1) and Twose of Tiverton Ltd (2). In doing so, the EAT sought to resolve conflicting authorities on the issue of whether liability to pay compensation for a transferor’s failure to consult with employee representatives pursuant to regulations 10 and 11 TUPE, transfers to the transferee under regulation 5(2) TUPE. Tim Davies considers the implications
Topics: TUPE
Author: Thomas Linden, Matrix Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
It is not unusual in employment cases for the employer to seek to adduce evidence which has been obtained in circumstances that infringe the employee’s right to respect for his or her private life and correspondence under Article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights
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.
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