Lawyers give mixed response to Woodcock age discrimination ruling – The Lawyer

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, news, pensions, redundancy by tracey

“Employment lawyers have given a mixed response to an eagerly anticipated Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on whether discrimination can be justified by saving costs.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd March 2012

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You’re not drinking enough, financial adviser told her tearful client – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, news, pensions, redundancy by tracey

“A businesswoman sacked after a night entertaining clients ended in spectacular embarrassment has had her hopes of a compensation payout boosted by a tribunal ruling.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2012

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Woolworths workers win fight for compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in compensation, news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“Former Woolworths employees have been awarded a total of up to £67.8m in compensation, the shopworkers’ union Usdaw said on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Reduced consultation periods and overhauled tribunal system proposed as part of ‘radical’ employment law changes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 24th, 2011 in consultations, employment tribunals, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

“The 90 day minimum consultation period for collective redundancies may be restricting business and could be reduced as part of the most radical reform to employment law for decades, the Government has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2011

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Law firms fear double-dip recession – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2011 in law firms, news, redundancy by sally

“Legal profession weathered first downturn but redundancies are more likely if recession returns.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2011

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Unions lose redundancy pay case – The Independent

“The two largest Civil Service unions have lost their High Court challenge to a scheme which will reduce benefits paid to members on redundancy and early retirement.”

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The Independent, 10th August 2011

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Civil service unions lose High Court challenge over reduced benefits – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2011 in civil servants, judicial review, news, pensions, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“The two largest civil service unions have lost their High Court challenge to a scheme that will reduce benefits paid to members on redundancy and early retirement.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2011

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Unions attack plans to reform employment laws – The Guardian

“Ministers claim reforms will make it easier for businesses to grow but unions say change will ‘reward bad employers who disadvantage women and ethnic minority workers’.”

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The Guardian, 11th May 2011

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Coalition to water down employees’ rights – The Guardian

“The government is to extend its review of employment law to tighten up discrimination compensation and dilute rules protecting employees’ rights when a business is transferred from one owner to another.”

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The Guardian, 11th May 2011

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Eversheds and DLA Piper lose employment tribunal cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 15th, 2011 in law firms, news, redundancy by sally

“Two national firms have separately lost appeals in the employment tribunal over their redundancy selection procedures.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th April 2011

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Male solicitor suffered sex discrimination – The Guardian

“Employers must act ‘proportionately’ when they provide women who are pregnant or on maternity leave with special treatment at work, an employment appeals tribunal has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2011

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Claes v Landsbanki Luxembourg SA (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Posted March 10th, 2011 in consultations, EC law, employment, law reports, liquidators, redundancy by sally

Claes v Landsbanki Luxembourg SA (in liquidation) (Joined Cases C-235/10–239/10); [2011] WLR (D) 74

“Articles 1 and 3 of Council Directive 98/59/EC, concerning the procedure to be adopted upon collective redundancies, applied to the termination of the activities of an employing establishment as a result of a judicial winding up on grounds of insolvency, even where, in the event of such a termination, national legislation provided for the termination of employment contracts with immediate effect. Until the legal personality of an establishment whose dissolution and winding up had been ordered had ceased to exist, the obligations under article 2 and 3 of the Directive, concerning consultation of employees and notification of public authorities, had to be fulfilled.”

WLR Daily, 9th March 2011

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Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Law firms report rise in job-related legal advice cases – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2010 in employment, law firms, news, redundancy, unfair dismissal by sally

“Solicitors are experiencing a sharp rise in the number of people seeking legal advice as to whether they have a case for unfair dismissal against their employers, despite the latest official figures last week showing a drop in unemployment.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

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Unions threaten strike action over civil service redundancy deal – The Guardian

“Civil service unions are threatening strike action after the government announced a ‘non-negotiable’ new redundancy deal that will reduce pay-outs for compulsory redundancies from a maximum of more than six years to just one year.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2010

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Government accused of declaring war on unions over strike law and redundancy plans – The Guardian

“The government was today (5 July) accused of declaring war on trade unions as ministers moved to cut the redundancy terms of public sector workers and reports emerged of plans to tighten up the law on strike ballots.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2010

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CBI calls for shake-up of UK’s labour laws – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2010 in industrial action, news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“The TUC has condemned new proposals from the powerful business lobby group CBI to make it harder for workers to strike as ‘a charter for exploitation at work’.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2010

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Civil service redundancy decision is not quite the victory we thought – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2010 in civil servants, compensation, news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“Earlier this month, the Public and Commercial Services Union challenged the government’s attempts to reduce the level of redundancy pay for civil servants, and won. The case has been hailed as a ‘major victory’, but it may not be the triumph it first appears.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2010

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Sex discrimination victory for man – The Independent

“A male lawyer was wrongfully sacked because bosses were worried they would be sued if they fired his female counterpart while she was on maternity leave, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Independent, 19th May 2010

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Eversheds to fight employment tribunal bias ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

“National firm Eversheds last week lodged an appeal against an Employment Tribunal ruling that it must pay £123,300 in compensation to a male associate who suffered sexual discrimination during the firm’s 2009 redundancy programme.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th May 2010

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Civil servants win redundancy pay court challenge – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2010 in civil servants, news, redundancy by sally

“A union today won its court case to block cost-cutting measures that threaten the level of redundancy pay for civil servants. Lawyers for the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) successfully argued that changes made to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme without agreement were unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2010

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