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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 …

Fiduciary duties

When advising on matters relating to directors we always keep in our mind the fiduciary duties owed by such individuals.  However, the case of …

Misconduct, Suspension and Police Involvement Guidance

Employment matters are rarely straightforward.  There is often something in a set of facts which causes lawyers to proceed with caution.  In Crawford and …

Government Proposals for Employment Law Reform

In addition to the tribunal reforms, Vince Cable announced in November 2011 a variety of other possible employment law reforms. Many of these proposals …

A Call for Evidence in Relation to the Effectiveness of TUPE

Following concerns from businesses that TUPE 2006 unnecessarily “gold-plates” the European Acquired Rights Directive (from which

A Call for Evidence in Relation to Collective Redundancy Consultation

Under section 188 of Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), where an employer proposes to make large scale redundancies of 20 …

Proposals for Simplified Personal Taxation

In November 2011 the Government published a paper outlining its plans for reform to income tax and NICs by closer alignment of the two. …