Up Close and Personnel — December 2013

Bristows has published its Up Close and Personnel newsletter for December 2013.


  • An employer did not have knowledge of a disability (bipolar) in the absence of a definitive diagnosis
  • TV presenter John McCririck loses high-profile age discrimination case against Channel 4
  • Tribunals may impose financial penalties on employers
  • PHI benefits and age discrimination
  • Can the doctrine of frustration apply to end a disabled employee’s employment contract?
  • Collective redundancy: judicial review of the meaning of ‘at one establishment’
  • Dismissal of employee charged with assaulting his partner at her home was unfair but not discriminatory
  • Are enhanced redundancy payments for older workers discriminatory on the grounds of age?
  • Draft TUPE regulations published
  • To claim constructive dismissal, must the employer’s repudiatory breach be the predominant cause of that employee’s resignation?
  • HM Treasury publishes revised Fair Deal guidance
  • Disclosure: if a document is necessary for a fair trial it must be disclosed regardless of confidentiality

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