• June 2013

    Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has published its latest round of quarterly tribunal statistics for January to March 2013, which also includes annual figures for the financial year 2012/13, covering the period from April 2012 to March 2013. The quarterly statistics are in addition to the employment tribunal and EAT-specific annual statistics usually[…]

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    25 June 2013 EAT hearings by judge alone (s. 12) No qualifying period for unfair dismissal where it relates to employee’s political opinion/affiliation (s. 13) Reducing the cap on the compensatory award (s. 15) Whistleblowing law changes – need for disclosure to be in the ‘public interest’, reducing compensation where disclosure not made in good[…]

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    In Riežniece v Zemkopības ministrija and anor the ECJ has held that the EU Framework Agreement on Parental Leave does not prevent an employer, in the context of the abolition of a post, from assessing a worker who has taken parental leave with a view to transferring that worker to an equivalent or similar post.[…]

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    New legislation enabling confidential pre-termination settlement agreements, contained in the new s111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 , is expected to come into force during the summer. In broad terms, employers and employees will be allowed to enter into certain confidential discussions about termination of employment, which will be inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal[…]

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