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Redundancy sickness absence and disability discrimination

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In Charlesworth v. Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the Employment Tribunal's (ET) decision that Dransfields Engineering had not discriminated against the claimant by making him...more

Mobility clauses in employment contracts: Reasonableness is key

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in the case of Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd. v (1) Fitton and (2) Ewer, examined in detail reliance by an employer on a “mobility clause” in an employment contract in circumstances where...more

Redundancy exercises: A useful reminder to act reasonably

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) decision in Green v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham serves as a useful reminder for employers to act reasonably at every stage of the redundancy process. This includes throughout...more

Employment News - April 2017 #3

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Taking the long view – potential nine month restriction for broker upheld - In Tradition Financial Services Ltd v Gamberoni the High Court has upheld six month non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, despite...more

It pays to be genuine

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A commercial reality in today’s business world is the very real pressure on employers to reduce costs, which can often result in a necessary reduction in employers’ workforces. Redundancy, and what will be considered to be a...more

No implied term releasing an employee from their obligation to repay a loan in a voluntary redundancy situation

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In the recent case of Ali v. Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago the Privy Council found that there was no implied term waiving an employee's obligation to repay a loan to their employer in a voluntary redundancy...more

Settlement Agreements: No 'one size fits all' approach

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In light of recent case law, Stephen Ravenscroft and Sarah Taylor discuss the importance of using clear wording when drawing up a settlement agreement. Settlement agreements are a very useful tool for an employer. They...more

Employment Matters – UK - March 2017

There Is No Implied Term Waiving the Obligation To Repay a Loan in a Voluntary Redundancy Situation - Employers who advance sums to employees, such as relocation costs, will often try to claw back those sums in the event...more

Restrictions on collective redundancies of Saudi nationals

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As part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's wider Saudisation initiative, new legislation has been bought into force which prohibits employers from collectively dismissing its Saudi national employees without prior approval from...more

Compensation Limits on Employment Tribunal Awards

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The compensation limits on Employment Tribunal awards and certain other amounts payable under UK employment legislation will increase as of 6 April 2017. This alert sets out the changes in full and highlights important...more

Saudi Ministry of Labor Restricts Terminations

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On 29 January 2017, the Saudi Minister of Labor issued Resolution No. 50945 ("Resolution") restricting termination of groups of Saudi employees for redundancy. This significant development comes at a time when many employers...more

Mobility Clause in Redundancy Situation

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v (1) Fitton UKEAT/0205/16 and (2) Ewer UKEAT/0206/16 considered whether two employees had been unfairly dismissed for redundancy when they refused to...more

Reasonable instruction to move working location?

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In the case of Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v. (1) Fitton UKEAT/0205/16 and (2) Ewer UKEAT/0206/16 the EAT upheld an appeal against a Tribunal's finding that two employees had been dismissed for redundancy when the company...more

Statutory Maternity Pay must be expressly referred to in settlement agreements

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The case of Campus Living Villages UK v. HMRC and Sexton is a reminder to employers that, if a Statutory Maternity Payment (SMP) is included in a settlement agreement, this must be made clear....more

A wealth of recent unfair dismissal decisions

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Seasonal businesses can have a tough time if they try to sell ice cream in the UK in the winter or turkeys in the middle of summer. Conversely, when seasonal businesses are at peak time, employees and businesses are faced...more

Keeping up with the Germans?

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The Women and Equalities Committee has demanded that the government publish a detailed plan to tackle the issue of pregnant women and mothers being forced out of work by employers’ outdated attitudes....more

Discover (or rediscover) Russian employment law - Your questions, our answers

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Is Russian employment law a codification of rules? Yes. Is Russian employment law protective of employees? Yes. Is Russian employment law complex? Certainly. However, we would like to note that Russian employment law...more

France’s New Labor Law and its Contributions on Redundancies

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The new law brings clarity to the definition of redundancy and economic difficulties, addresses the transfer of companies in the midst of redundancies, and imposes an obligation on companies contemplating a project of...more

Brexit: Some Potential Implications For Employers

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On June 23, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom—(more precisely, the island of Great Britain, comprising England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland) voted, pursuant to a referendum called “Brexit,” to leave the European...more

Former City Link workers awarded 90 days' pay

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Many will recall that former City Link workers were successful in proving that City Link failed in its statutory duty to consult with them about impending redundancies. The Employment Tribunal (ET) has now ordered that those...more

Comparators in Age Discrimination

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Donkor v Royal Bank of Scotland UKEAT/0162/15 considered the appropriate comparator in direct age discrimination cases. Mr Donkor’s employer, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), underwent a restructuring in 2012. As part...more

Injury to feelings compensation: taxable or excepted?

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Moorthy v. HMRC [2010] UKUT 13 (TCC) - In the long-running case of Moorthy, the Upper Tribunal has held that an injury to feelings compensation payment made in connection with a termination of employment was taxable as a...more

Why Redundancy is Not a Safe Remedy for Poor Performance

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Sometimes managers can appear to think that dismissals for redundancy or poor performance are interchangeable. But the procedures which need to be followed in the UK in either case, to avoid an employee being able to bring a...more

Personal Liability for Redundancy Breaches

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Collective redundancy consultation has recently become a lot more serious on a personal level for directors and senior managers. Three former directors of collapsed delivery company Citylink are being prosecuted in...more

La Loi Macron est entrée en vigueur: beaucoup de bruit pour pas grand-chose?

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Cette loi apporte des ajustements mais pas de bouleversements dans plusieurs pans du droit social français. Après des mois de discussions ardues, la Loi pour la croissance, l'activité et l'égalité des chances économiques...more

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