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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: 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.
Author: Peter Schofield, EEF
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Public sector workers are increasingly resorting to industrial action in support of grievances against their employers and government policy generally. Civil servants from five government departments are due to take part in the biggest strike in the public sector for more than a decade and local government and Tube workers in London are being balloted for industrial action. Peter Schofield reports
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Author: Jill Kelly, Clarks, Reading
Resource type: ELA Briefing
In this column last December, I asked whether the decision of the ECHR in Wilson & anor v UK [2002] IRLR 568 would result in radical change. The government’s response to this appears in its review of the Employment Relations Act 1999 (ELA Briefing, May 2003 Special feature).
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Author: Paul Statham, Pattinson & Brewer
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The long-awaited review of the Employment Relations Act 1999 (ERA) has finally been published. Although it adopts a rather complacent and self-satisfied tone in respect of the operation of the Act in its first couple of years, there are proposals for legislative change within its 100 odd pages that could be significant.
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Author: Paul Statham, Pattinson & Brewer Paul Statham had conduct of the dockworkers’ claims from the initial tribunal hearings to the European Court of Human Rights
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The case of Wilson, Palmer & ors v The UK Government [2002] IRLR 568 stands as a landmark decision that may have wide-ranging ramifications for collective labour legislation in the United Kingdom. For the first time the European Court of Human Rights has upheld the claim by trade unions and their members that there has been an infringement of Article 11 of the European Charter of Human Rights. Paul Statham reports
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