Enterprise Bill proposes radically reduced compensation awards and binding shareholder votes on pay – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 25th, 2012 in bills, compensation, employment, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A draft Bill designed to reform certain aspects of employment law and encourage ‘strong, sustainable’ economic growth contains a provision which would allow the Government to radically reduce compensation awards for unfair dismissal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th May 2012

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You gotta fight for your employment rights – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2012 in employment, news, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

“The ‘fire at will’ employment proposals may have been doused, but that doesn’t mean employees are safe. They still have to fight their corner when it comes to dismissals.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2012

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Don’t rely on human rights in a dismissal claim – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2012 in appeals, doctors, hospitals, human rights, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“For a government much divided about rights of employees and the Beecroft Report that proposes curtailing them, some relief is provided by this Court of Appeal ruling, a further blow to those who have argued that Article 6 can be deployed against their employers.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd May 2012

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Multimillionaire sacked his driver for giving Labrador a bone – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2012 in animals, employment tribunals, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“The driver sacked by a multimillionaire racehorse owner for feeding a piece of leftover lamb to an ailing Labrador last night won his claim for unfair dismissal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2012

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Lap dancer wins landmark employment ruling – The Independent

“A lap dancer has won the right to be considered an employee in a decision that could affect thousands of performers in the industry.”

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The Independent, 27th April 2012

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Tycoon Kate Bleasdale brings £12m sex bias case against her firm – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 13th, 2012 in news, sex discrimination, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A former nurse who built a business empire has begun a £12million legal action against a medical company she created, claiming that she was wrongfully sacked and that her former chairman touched her breast.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2012

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Unfair dismissal reform divides government and unions – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in news, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

“The amount of time an employee has to work for an organisation before he or she can make an unfair dismissal claim against the employer has doubled to two years, in a move the government says will boost growth but unions say will result in a ‘hire and fire’ culture.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2012

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TUC warns over unfair dismissal law time change – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2012 in news, time limits, trade unions, unfair dismissal by sally

“Increasing the time before workers are protected from unfair dismissal from one year to two years could affect 2.7 million people, union bosses have said.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2012

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Change of work location under TUPE transfer can give rise to automatic unfair dismissal, tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 8th, 2012 in news, transfer of undertakings, tribunals, unfair dismissal by sally

“A movement of workers to another location as a result of a change in employer is a ‘substantial change’ in working conditions which can give rise to successful claims for automatic unfair dismissal, an employment tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2012

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Professional footballer brings race discrimination claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2012 in employment tribunals, news, race discrimination, sport, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Mark McCammon, 33, claims that he and other black players at Gillingham FC were treated differently to white players. The tribunal case, believed to be the first race discrimination claim brought by a professional footballer, comes amid widespread concern over racism in football.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2012

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Baby P social workers to appeal over sacking – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2012 in appeals, employment tribunals, news, social services, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Two social workers who lost their jobs after the killing of Baby P will appeal against an employment tribunal ruling they were fairly sacked.”

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BBC News, 21st February 2012

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Landmark judgment on fixed-share partner rights – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 10th, 2012 in law firms, limited liability partnerships, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Fixed-share partners of law firms are not employees and cannot claim employment rights before a tribunal, the Court of Appeal has ruled. However the ruling, in a case brought by Martin Tiffin against southern England law firm Lester Aldridge (LA), applies only when fixed-share partners enjoy some of the ‘obligations and responsibilities’ of full equity partnership.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2012

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Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2011] UKSC 1; [2012] WLR (D) 24

Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2011] UKSC 1; [2012] WLR (D) 24

“An employment tribunal could consider a claim for unfair dismissal by an employee who worked overseas if the connection between the employment relationship and Great Britain was sufficiently strong to show that that could be justified.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2012

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Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP – WLR Daily

Posted February 3rd, 2012 in law firms, law reports, limited liability partnerships, unfair dismissal by sally

Tiffin v Lester Aldridge LLP [2012] EWCA Civ 35; [2012] WLR (D) 19

“Section 4(4) of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 required an assumption that the business of the limited liability partnership had been carried on by two or more of its members as partners and upon that assumption, required an inquiry as to whether or not the person whose status was in question would have been one of the partners. If the answer to that inquiry was that he would have been a partner then he could not have been an employee of the partnership; if the answer was that he would not have been a partner there would have to be further inquiry as to whether his relationship would have been that of an employee. It was implicit that the primary source material for the purpose of answering those questions would be the members’ agreement although that would not necessarily represent the totality of what might be looked at.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2012

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Court of Appeal rules fixed share partners are not employees – Legal Week

Posted February 3rd, 2012 in law firms, limited liability partnerships, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Court of Appeal has upheld an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that fixed share partners are not employees and, as such, are not eligible to claim for unfair dismissal.”

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Legal Week, 2nd February 2012

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Spaceright Europe Ltd v Baillavoine and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 16th, 2011 in insolvency, law reports, transfer of undertakings, unfair dismissal by tracey

Spaceright Europe Ltd v Baillavoine and another: [2011] EWCA Civ 1565;  [2011] WLR (D)  369

“The company administrator’s dismissal of a company employee when it had gone into administration could be for a reason connected with the transfer of a business, for the purposes of regulation 7(1) of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and constituted an automatic dismissal of the employee, even if the disposal of the business and assets and the identity of the transferee had not been in contemplation at the time of that dismissal.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2011

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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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Employment law: what the changes could mean in the workplace – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2011 in arbitration, employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A loss of unfair dismissal rights, changes to tribunal entitlement, and faster lay-offs are among the reforms proposed.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

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More Muddling on Employment Law – Garden Court Chambers Blog

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

“Vince Cable has announced yet more employment law reform. Rajeev Thacker questions whether there is any justification for this further erosion of employee rights.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 23rd November 2011

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Lap dancer wins right to take Stringfellows to employment tribunal – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2011 in employment tribunals, news, self-employment, unfair dismissal by tracey

“The rights of thousands of women working as lap dancers are to be tested after a judge ruled that an appeal tribunal should establish whether Stringfellows ’employed’ its performers.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2011

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