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Subjective Selection Criteria

In the 2012 case of Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Monte-D’Cruz, the EAT considered whether the interview selection criteria applied when recruiting to potential alternative …

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Following the Queen’s Speech in May, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has now been published. We have listed below the highlights:
ACAS conciliation
The Bill …

Bonuses – Be Careful What You Say!

Those that run bonus schemes will be familiar with the need to carefully draft the scheme, particularly where employer discretion is to be a …

ACAS Guide on Mental Illness at Work

ACAS has published a helpful guide on tackling mental illness at work.  ACAS identifies the “fast-growing” problem of mental illness at work as “costing …

Employment Law Changes and Proposals

A variety of employment law reforms came into force in April 2012.  The key reforms include:

An increase in the qualifying period required to bring …

Suspensions and the Police

Following the case of Crawford v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust, the Court of Appeal made some interesting comments regarding employers who routinely suspend …

Age Discrimination – Costs Alone?

Indirect discrimination can be justified where there is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
In Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust the Court …

Redundancy – Selection Processes for Alternative Roles

In Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited v Monte-D’Cruz, the EAT considered the issue of whether or not it was reasonable for employees to apply for …

Constructive Dismissal – TUPE

One recent case has provided clarity as to what may be regarded as a fundamental breach of contract, enabling an employee to bring a …

Refusing an Offer of Suitable Alternative Employment

The EAT case of Readman v Devon Primary Care Trust (2012) is the latest indication that tribunals are taking an employee friendly view when …