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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

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

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

The “Law Macron” Has Taken Effect: Much Ado About Nothing?

by Morgan Lewis on

This LawFlash focuses on dismissals and mass redundancies. After months of tense discussions in the French Parliament, the law for the Growth, the Activity and the Equality of Economic Opportunities (Law Macron), which...more

Proposals to Simplify the Tax Treatments of Termination Payments

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Broadly speaking, the position is currently that the first £30,000 of any non-contractual termination payment can be paid free of deductions for tax and national insurance (NI), and that most other payments are subject to tax...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

by Dechert LLP on

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2015, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

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