City workers shouldn’t take offence at sexist comments, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

“Female bankers should not take offence when confronted with sexist remarks in the workplace, a tribunal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2010

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Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union – Times Law Reports

Posted May 27th, 2009 in age discrimination, EC law, law reports, redundancy by sally

Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union

Court of Appeal

“Length of service was a lawful criterion for selection for redundancy since it achieved a legitimate aim by a proportionate means.”

The Times, 27th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2009 in age discrimination, EC law, law reports, redundancy by sally

Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union [2009] EWCA Civ 387

“A length of service criterion within the selection matrix for redundancy selection, contained in collective agreements between a company and a workers’ union, was not in breach of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, in that the inclusion of the criterion was a ‘proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim’ within reg 3(1)(b).”

WLR Daily, 19th May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Rise in use of drug tests to sack staff without redundancy pay – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2009 in dismissal, drug abuse, news, redundancy by sally

“Employers are increasingly using drug testing to get rid of staff without having to make redundancy payouts, as a way of ­cutting costs during the recession, a ­charity has said.”

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The Guardian, 18th May 2009

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Longer-serving workers allowed protection from redundancy – The Times

Posted May 15th, 2009 in age discrimination, news, redundancy by sally

“Companies can take employees’ length of service in to consideration when choosing who should be made redundant, the Court of Appeal said today, in a ruling that will protect older workers in the current downturn.”

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The Times, 14th May 2009

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Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform v Neufeld and Another – Times Law Reports

Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform v Neufeld and Another

Court of Appeal

“A person who was a majority shareholder and director of a company could also be an employee of that company under a contract of employment, even if he had total control of the company.”

The Times, 10th April 2009

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Employers fail to follow redundancy procedures – The Times

Posted April 8th, 2009 in news, redundancy by sally

“Thousands of workers made redundant by major City institutions could have a legal claim without realising it, according to lawyers.”

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The Times, 7th April 2009

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Redundancy in the City: painful lessons for the big beasts – The Times

Posted April 2nd, 2009 in law firms, news, redundancy by sally

“Simon Davies, Linklaters’ managing partner, says that the good times will return to big City firms – but in a different guise.”

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The Times, 2nd April 2009

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Recession-hit firms ‘use dodges to shed staff without redundancy pay’ – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2009 in news, redundancy by sally

“Struggling companies seeking to cut staff are avoiding the cost of redundancy payments by sacking workers for spurious reasons or falsely claiming they face only a temporary layoff, figures from advice groups and tribunals show.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2009

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Clifford Chance to axe up to 80 London lawyers – The Times

Posted January 8th, 2009 in law firms, news, redundancy by sally

“Clifford Chance, the world’s largest law firm by revenues, has begun a redundancy consultation that could see up to 80 lawyers losing their jobs in London.”

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The Times, 8th January 2009

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Day v Haine and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 22nd, 2008 in EC law, insolvency, law reports, redundancy by sally

Day v Haine and Another

Court of Appeal

“Protective awards made by an employment tribunal following the failure of a company to comply with its statutory obligation to consult concerning collective redundancies before going into liquidation were contingent debts of the company and therefore provable debts in the liquidation.”

The Times, 22nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Ex-workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in news, redundancy by sally

“Hundreds of steelworkers who lost their jobs in Newport will receive a share of nearly £2m in redundancy money.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Day v Haine and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 13th, 2008 in EC law, insolvency, law reports, redundancy by sally

Day v Haine and another [2008] EWCA Civ 626; [2008] WLR (D) 188

“Where a company had failed to comply with its statutory obligation to consult its workforce before going into liquidation and subsequently protective awards were made by an employment tribunal, the obligation had arisen before the liquidation and the protective awards were therefore contingent debts of the company within rr 12.3 and 13.12 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 and provable in the liquidation. Moreover, the failure to consult concerning collective redundancies also infringed European law which the United Kingdom was under a duty to implement and to ensure that the penalty for infringement would be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

UK Coal Mining Ltd v National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in law reports, redundancy by sally

UK Coal Mining Ltd v. National Union of Mineworkers (Northumberland Area) and Another

Employment Appeal tribunal

“Where an employer was proposing to dismiss employees for redundancy, the obligation to consult arose at the point when closure of the enterprise was fixed as a clear, albeit provisional, intention and included consultation over the reason for the closure.”

The Times, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Legal ruling safeguards UK jobs – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2007 in news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“Following a landmark legal ruling this week, employers will now need to consult trade unions before they make a decision to close a workplace in the UK.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2007

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