In This Issue:
- The Beecroft Report:
This month the Beecroft report was published. This Government commissioned report identifies areas of proposed employment law reform and has received significant press attention.
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill:
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has also been introduced this month which includes further proposed changes to the current employment law statutory framework...
- Age Discrimination:
Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, S was an equity partner in a firm of solicitors. S was compulsorily retired on reaching the age of 65, in accordance with the partnership deed. S wished to continue beyond this age but his request to do so was turned down by the firm. S therefore brought aclaim for age discrimination.
- Bankers Bonuses: can an oral promise made at a staff meeting be contractually binding?
Attrill and others v Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd and Commerzbank AG  The Claimants were employed in the investment banking division of Dresdner Kleinwort (the “Bank”). The claimants were contractually entitled to be considered for a discretionary annual bonus.
- In brief:
In Neidel v Stadt Franfurt, the ECJ held that where national law provides statutory annual leave in excess of the four weeks required by the Working Time Directive, workers are only entitled to carry forward 4 weeks accrued annual leave where they have been absent due to sickness.
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