Employment e-news

Ensuring you follow a fair redundancy process

Napthens - February 12th 2019
Lloyds Pharmacy has recently lost a claim for unfair dismissal after making an employee, Ms Waldie, redundant following a review of their operating business model.
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The Good Work Plan: an update

Napthens - February 12th 2019
Last month the Government announced the introduction of what they labelled as the “largest upgrade in a generation to work place rights”. The changes announced are due to come into force on 6th April 2020 and primarily focus on bolstering workers’ rights. We have summarised some of the main changes below:
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Can directors be personally liable for employment tribunal awards?

Napthens - December 20th 2018
In a Landmark ruling the Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision in Timis & Anor v Osipov & Anor 2018 in which two individual directors were found to be liable for the unfair dismissal of a whistleblower.
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Covert surveillence and race discrimination

Napthens - December 20th 2018
The London Central Employment Tribunal (ET) has recently heard a case in which an employee, Ms Spragg, alleged that her employer, Richemont, had spied on her and denied her the opportunity to progress her career on the basis of her skin colour.
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Employer who dismissed sexual harassment ordered to pay £24,000

Napthens - November 2nd 2018
The Employment Tribunal has recently heard a case which was struck out in 2015 for failure to pay tribunal fees. However, since the Supreme Court ruling in 2017 abolishing tribunal fees, the Claimant (W) had her case re-instated.
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Law Commission consults on tribunal claims limit

Napthens - November 2nd 2018
Last month the Law Commission launched a consultation which seeks to investigate the jurisdictions of the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Civil Courts in employment and discrimination matters.
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