Case law

TUPE

Common sense needed in TUPE service provision changes

A recent legal ruling shows that sound judgment is needed during TUPE service provision changes to decide whether or not...

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Religious festivals: five-week holiday rejection not discriminatory

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s rejection of a claim that a Roman Catholic was not discriminated against...

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Bonus season: five mistakes employers can make

Reports have suggested that RBS, majority-owned by the taxpayer, will shell out some £340 million in staff bonuses this year,...

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Employment tribunal decisions now online

A new webpage listing employment tribunal decisions has been launched on the gov.uk website.
The webpage allows the public to...

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Co-habiting unmarried partner wins pensions case

Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they...

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A19 police retirements not age discrimination – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces’ use of Regulation A19, which required police officers with more than...

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime suspended

Drivers who work for logistics firm Wincanton at Argos’s distribution centre near Burton upon Trent have called off strike action...

There is much for the employment law aficionado to be excited about in 2017. Dirk v. Mallinckrodt / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...