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We began the year with the final chapter in the long-running series of cases on manifestation of religious belief.
This year brought changes to the legislative provisions governing collective redundancy consultation.
There has for some years now been a campaign to include protection against caste discrimination in equality legislation.
Once again, the long-running saga of how to deal with holiday leave entitlement for those on sick leave featured this year.
One area of employment law that has seen little statutory change in 2013 is discrimination.
On 8 March 2013, the amount of unpaid parental leave that can be taken per parent, per child, increased from 13 to 18 weeks.
The controversial concept of ‘employee shareholder’ employment status has been a hotly fought point in the game of ‘ping pong’ between the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Does the fact that a person is obese mean they are, or could be, ‘disabled’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?
The EAT has held that the Agency Workers Regulations only apply to workers supplied by a temporary work agency to work temporarily for the end user.
This year the Court of Appeal confirmed that differences in severance payments on voluntary redundancy between older and younger workers was not unlawful age discrimination.
The good news for employers is that the EAT has confirmed that a minor procedural flaw does not necessarily render a dismissal unfair (Buzolli v Food Partners Ltd).
Hopes raised last year of simplifying the required content of compromise agreements have come to nothing; instead we merely got a name change.
Tribunal fees became a reality on 29 July. This is a historic change to the system that has until now been free for end users.
TUPE reform has long been part of the government’s proposals to cut red tape.
Another area in which the legislative draftsmen have been busy is whistleblowing, a convenient if emotive description of a member of staff reporting malpractice in his or her organisation.
Wragge & Co and Lawrence Graham are set to merge, forming a new firm — Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co — from 1 May 2014.
Davinia Gransbury, a partner and head of Wragge & Co’s dispute resolution group, has been named in the 2013 Power Part-Time list.
In Neal v Freightliner Ltd, the Employment Tribunal looked at the payment of overtime during a worker’s statutory holiday leave.
Wragge & Co’s head of intellectual property, Gordon Harris, once again reviews the biggest developments in patent law.
While there is a need to protect the public, there is also scope for the sensitive words and expressions list to be simplified.