Contracts of employment

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Author: Karen Tickner, Mishcon de Reya
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The authors state in the preface that this is a book "designed to assist lawyers who do not profess to be experts in employment law and non-lawyers such as human resources managers". Therefore, the book is clearly intended to be a practical and user-friendly guide to employment law.
Author: Paul Callaghan, solicitor, and Harriett Gold, trainee solicitor, Taylor Wessing
Resource type: ELA Briefing
It was widely reported in the press last July that Steven Horkulak, a former managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, won his long-running case for constructive dismissal on the ground of bullying by Lee Amaitis, the president of Cantor Fitzgerald International. Horkulak was awarded damages of almost £1 million, plus costs and interest. Paul Callaghan and Harriet Gold report
Author: James Baker, Macfarlanes
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Permanent health insurance policies are a common feature of employment benefit packages. But how many employees or employers read the small print of their policies, and know what is or is not covered? There has been a slow but steady stream of cases in which the courts have considered whether or not employees are entitled to be compensated for the loss of benefits under their policies.
Author: Marc Jones, partner at Underwoods Solicitors, appeared as solicitor/advocate in the ET and EAT for Mr Lennie
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Is an employment tribunal entitled to take into account contracts of employment that are tainted with illegality in determining whether there is an economic entity for the purposes of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981?
Author: Richard Samuel, 2 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The implied term of trust and confidence was developing into a powerful provision in employment contracts, particularly when the Lords confirmed its existence and effect in Malik v BCCI [1998] AC 20 HL, where an employee was awarded damages for loss sustained by damage to his reputation arising from the employer’s misconduct.
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: Stephen Levinson is a partner and head of employment law at Maclay Murray & Spens, London
Resource type: ELA Briefing
As the Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine now knows pay is a sensitive issue. But payoffs on termination following poor performance are super-sensitive. Huge payments to directors who are perceived to have failed give journalists countless opportunities to bemoan the injustice of it all.
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