• February 2015

    As Emma Barnett, the Women’s Editor at the Telegraph put it, Silicon Valley just got “darker.” Corporate giants Apple and Google recently announced that they will pay up to $20,000 to their female employees to freeze their eggs. Whilst these measures appear at first glance to be progressive, to be aimed at enabling women to[…]

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    The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 SI 2015/226 has now been made and will increase the compensation limits and minimum awards that apply to a range of employment claims. Among other things, the Order raises the limit on compensation for unfair dismissal from £76,574 to £78,335 and the limit on a week’s pay[…]

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    The recent case of Stack v Ajar-Tec concerned three shareholders, who were each directors, one of whom was the Claimant, Mr Stack. He had no written employment contract. He also had other business interests. But for three years he devoted approximately 80% of his time on the company’s business. It was common ground that he[…]

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    In Braithwaite and ors v HCL Insurance BPO Services Ltd and another case, the EAT has upheld the finding of an employment tribunal that an employer’s decision to impose new terms and conditions was not unjustified indirect age discrimination. The employer’s requirement that its employees agree to new terms and conditions or be dismissed was[…]

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