Employment law

Questions and answers

1 Oct 2001

The employment law team at Shadbolt &Co answer questions on workplace issues

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Tribunal charge could breach human rights

1 Sep 2001

The Government could land itself in a legal quagmire if it attempts to
introduce charges for employment tribunal applicants, a...

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Employers welcome move to tame tribunal spiral

31 Jul 2001

Plans to reform the tribunal system have been met with relief from employer bodies. For them, the radical proposals hold the key to establishing effective company grievance procedures and tackling the claims explosion.

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Tribunal system reform unlikely to cut cases

24 Jul 2001

The Government has unveiled its proposals for reforming the creaking
tribunal system. These include a move to punish employers and...

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New tribunal regulations in force today

16 Jul 2001

New
regulations come into force today to deter employees from taking frivolous and
vexatious claims to employment tribunals.
The
maximum...

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A not-so-simple issue of vicarious liability

30 May 2001

The House of Lords has recently refined the test to establish an employer's vicarious liability for acts committed by its staff

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In on the act: The Human Rights Act 1998

9 May 2001

Our continuing series of quick guides to major employment legislation, puts key information at your fingertips and brings you up to date with the latest developments. This week Simon Loy, employment law partner at Eversheds examines what effect the European Convention on Human Rights has had on domestic law six months after it was incorporated into the UK's Human Rights Act 1998

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Man employed less than a year ‘unfairly dismissed’

1 May 2001

The rule that staff must be employed for at least one year before they can
make unfair dismissal claims has...

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Tribunal Costs Reforms

1 May 2001

Implementation of a new set of Tribunal Rules of Procedure has been delayed
until 16 July to allow more time...

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Max employment tribunal costs increased to £10,000

30 Mar 2001

New
regulations designed to reduce the number of frivolous and vexatious cases
going to employment tribunals are due to come...

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Tribunal reform is the best way forward

1 Mar 2001

Should legal aid be available for employment tribunal cases? Will it just encourage more people to try it on or is it an important way of ensuring equal access to justice? Compiled by lucie carrington

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The new north-south divide

1 Mar 2001

Scottish employment tribunal applicants can now apply for legal aid to fund proper representation. David Morgan looks at the implications for the already creaking claims system - and whether England and Wales will be forced to follow suit

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Tribunal reforms

20 Feb 2001

Over
the last few months, due to pressure from lobby groups and the introduction of
the Human Rights Act 1998...

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On appeal

13 Feb 2001

Introducing a regular series
spelling out the implications of important cases which have recently been heard
in the appeal courts....

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HSE called in over breach of work time law

30 Jan 2001

Birmingham
Heartlands and Solihull NHS Trust has been reported to the Health and Safety
Executive for failing to implement the...

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