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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has re-written an act of parliament to make it compliant with European law and increased the scope of the duty to consult with unions or employee representatives in a redundancy situation.
In November 2012, Theresa May launched a 10-week consultation on implementing a minimum price of 45p per unit of alcohol and banning multi-purchase deals.
The EAT has considered whether a dismissal was fair in circumstances where the dismissal was necessary because a third party had refused to allow the employee to work for it.
The Employment Tribunal has provided guidance on what constitutes a ‘proportionate means’ of achieving a ‘legitimate aim’ when treating an employee or partner differently because of his age.
Ms Bangura was summarily dismissed on grounds of misconduct by Southern Cross about six weeks before the care home at which she worked was transferred to Four Seasons.
In a recent case the EAT has decided that the Equality Act does cover post-employment victimisation.
The Supreme Court’s ‘third way’ in Petrodel v Prest could throw up more problems and more opportunities for litigation than it solves.
A ruling ordering Westminster City Council to repay more than £1m in fees collected from sex shops in the borough may have major implications for licensing authorities across the country.
A recent High Court decision confirms that it is not possible for a breach of contract to be repudiatory in a partnership context, even where the partnership consists of only two partners.
Can reinstated employees be subsequently constructively unfairly dismissed on the grounds of unfavourable terms of return to work?
In Imam-Sadeque v Bluebay Asset Management (Services) Ltd , the High Court considered whether an employee had acted in repudiatory breach of his employment contract and a compromise agreement.
A City employee has recently succeeded in a victimisation claim following dismissal by her employer, Commerzbank AG, for bringing a sex discrimination claim against her previous employer DB.
Confusion often surrounds the difference between obtaining a divorce and a settlement resolving the family finances following the breakdown of a marriage.
There is increasing interest by local authorities in joining with housing associations and developers in joint ventures.
Figures released by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales reveal a 40 per cent increase in the number of international family disputes handled in the last year.
This year’s Queen’s Speech was as noteworthy for what it did not contain as its contents. The legislative themes are controlling immigration and promoting growth.
E:gen — May 2013 issue download
The May 2013 issue of Winckworth Sherwood’s E-gen publication is available now.
The Summer Term edition of Winckworth Sherwood’s Heads Up! publication is available now.
The government has announced an annual tax on enveloped dwellings.
Evidence of the cost and acrimony caused by divorce can be found on an almost daily basis in the UK media, laying bare the separation details of ‘celebrities’.