Employment Law Features

Glimmer of clarity over dismissals under Tupe

16 May 2000

Transfer-connected dismissals could be deemed fair if the transfer is for an
ETO reason, the EAT has ruled
The laws...

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Sex & race discrimination claims

9 May 2000

For employers, direct sex and race discrimination is defined as less
favourable treatment to an employee on the ground of...

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Stay on best behaviour with unfair dismissals

9 May 2000

Employers face hefty fines for not following a proper disciplinary
procedure, so they need to get it right
When employers...

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Equal pay

2 May 2000

Equal pay is not an issue which comes up every day for HR practitioners.
When it does, however, it has...

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Reasonable adjustment to the role of tribunals

2 May 2000

The EAT has clarified the remit of tribunals in judging the reasonableness
of adjustments under the DDA
What is the...

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Sexual harassment

18 Apr 2000

Although sexual harassment is not specifically proscribed by the Sex
Discrimination Act 1975, case law has now long established that...

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Truth behind ‘dismissal with immediate effect’

18 Apr 2000

Employers must word contracts carefully to allow them to sack staff instantly for failing to meet set standards
What is...

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You can’t take contacts with you when you go

11 Apr 2000

Protecting information and staff relies on employers’ careful drafting of
covenants, as recent cases indicate
Three recent cases provide guidance...

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Age discrimination

11 Apr 2000

The concept of age discrimination laws is not new; the United States has had
legislation on the subject for some...

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Consultation on business transfers

4 Apr 2000

When a transfer under the 1981 Transfer Regulations takes place, the
employer transferring the employees is under a duty to...

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Why references must be fair and accurate

4 Apr 2000

Two new rulings help guide employers as to what is legally acceptable when
asked to provide a reference
In recent...

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Tribunals

28 Mar 2000

By and large, HR professionals are a peaceable bunch and therefore never relish the thought of going to employment tribunal....

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Guidance on new hours law rules will not work

28 Mar 2000

Changes to the Working Time law have been rendered ineffective by the Government’s own guidance on themThe Government’s draft guidance...

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competition from ex-employees

11 Jan 2000

Many employers take the view that there is little or nothing they can realistically do to protect their businesses from...

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