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Jun
21
2011

School`s cornrows ban is indirect racial discrimination
#Employment

The decision by Harrow based, St Gregory`s Catholic Science College to ban an 11 year old from school on his first day for having his hair in cornrows (tight braids close to the scalp), has been branded " unjustified, indirect racial discrimination" by the High Court....

Jun
17
2011

Immigration for non-EU nationals: Points based system to be further tightened
#Immigration

The government is proposing to reform the way in which settlement rights are afforded to non-EU nationals who come to work in the UK....

Jun
17
2011

Alex McLeish set to join Aston Villa after resignation
#Employment

Alex McLeish resigned from Birmingham City football club and now looks set to join rivals Aston Villa....

Jun
17
2011

TUPE transfer of insolvent company: liability payable by transferee
#Employment

In Pressure Coolers v Molloy the EAT held that held that under TUPE Regulations it is the transferee, not the Secretary of State, who is liable to pay an employee`s claims following his unfair dismissal by the transferee after a TUPE transfer....

Jun
14
2011

Low Pay Commission`s remit
#Employment

The Government has written to the Low Pay Commission (LPC), an independent body, setting out its remit for their 2012 Report....

Jun
14
2011

Job hunting whilst on the job
#Employment

Three in 10 workers `look for another job while at work`, according to research conducted by an online recruitment company....

Jun
14
2011

Ex Connaught employees win protective award claims
#Employment

192 employees who were dismissed during a telephone conference in September last year following the collapse of Connaught (a social housing contractor) have succeeded in their employment tribunal claims....

Jun
14
2011

Are you ready for auto enrolment?
#Employment

There is no getting away from it: people are living longer and not saving enough to give them the income in retirement that they would like. As life expectancy continues to increase, membership rates of employer-sponsored private schemes have continued to decrease. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) estimates that about seven million people in the UK are not currently saving enough for their retirement....

Jun
13
2011

Engaging with the disengaged around sustainability
#Environment

On Wednesday 22nd June, we will be hosting C8 Consulting`s latest roundtable discussion and Q&A, at our Reading office....

Jun
10
2011

Fair to sack by text?
#Employment

The short answer is no! We are surprised that a Tribunal in Australia was even asked to consider it....

Jun
10
2011

Jointly liable
#Employment

It has been confirmed that where an employer and an employee are found to be jointly liable for discrimination, they are both equally liable for the damages. This won`t be apportioned between the discriminators....

Jun
10
2011

Friday prayers at lunchtime
#Employment

In Cherfi v G4S Security Services Ltd (2011) the EAT has held that refusing to allow a security guard to attend a mosque on Friday lunchtimes was not indirect religious discrimination....

Jun
10
2011

It`s good to talk - 2011
#Employment

In MacFayden v Flexible Engineered Solutions Ltd ET/2503231/2010, the ET has held that an employee was unfairly dismissed for frequent use of mobile phone at work....

Jun
08
2011

Prison`s uniform policy banning the wearing of ceremonial daggers was justified
#Employment

Jagdip Dhinsa was a Sikh employed by Serco as a Prison Officer. Initiated Sikh`s often wear a Kirpan (a Ceremonial Dagger) as a symbol of their faith....

May
27
2011

Constructive Dismissal for failing to publicise job vacancies
#Employment

In Aziz v Phillips and Cohen Associates (UK) Ltd ET/2405291/10 the Tribunal held that failure to comply with the terms of a staff handbook, which it found were contractual, and deal with a grievance appeal properly meant the Claimant had been constructively dismissed....

May
27
2011

Agency Workers Regulations Audit
#Employment

Does your business supply or use agency workers? If so, you will be affected by the Agency Workers Regulations. These Regulations give agency workers rights that they have never had before and businesses who are not up to speed could face Tribunal claims and awards of compensation being made against them....

May
27
2011

Court of Appeal rules Sharon Shoesmith`s dismissal was procedurally unfair
#Employment

Ms Shoesmith, the former Director of Children`s services at Haringey Council who was sacked after the death of 17 month old Baby P, had challenged a High Court ruling that had cleared former Children`s Secretary Ed Balls and the local authority of acting unlawfully when she was dismissed....

May
27
2011

Narrowing of the retirement gender pay gap
#Employment

It has been reported by Prudential that women have narrowed the retirement gender pay gap by £900 as compared to last year, but still retire on average incomes 50% lower than men....

May
27
2011

Essential conditions for exercising right to retirement must have been spelt out
#Employment

In Bailey v R & R Plant (Peterborough) Ltd (2011), the EAT has held that in order to meet the requirement to inform an employee of their right to request working beyond retirement, an employer must have notified the employee of the essential conditions for exercising that right....

May
26
2011

Auto enrolment guidance published
#Employment

From next year, the introduction of "auto enrolment" will affect all employers with at least one worker in the UK. The Pensions Regulator has now published detailed guidance aimed at professional advisers, large employers with in-house pensions professionals, and those with a sound knowledge of pensions. The guidance sets out how employers should implement their new duties....

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