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Buddy Quiz March - how did you do?

03 April 2014 #Employment

Thank you to everyone who completed the last Buddy Quiz, posted throughout March. We have posted the answers to the questions below so you can check how you did!

1. The rules that apply to ACAS early conciliation procedures will come into force on 6 April 2014. However, when will early conciliation become mandatory?

  • 6 April 2014
  • 6 May 2014
  • 6 June 2014

2. Under the new TUPE changes, where the transfer takes place on or after 1 May 2014, what is the deadline for the transferor to provide the transferee with employee liability information?

  • 14 days before the transfer
  • 28 days before the transfer
  • Whenever the transferor wants to

3. A failure to make reasonable adjustments amounts to disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.  In the recent case of Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Jobcentre Plus) v Jamil and others, the EAT held that the three month time limit for bringing a claim:  

  • begins to run from the date of the initial failure by the employer to make reasonable adjustments
  • begins to run from the date that the employee raises a grievance with the employer regarding a failure to make reasonable adjustments
  • does not begin to run from the date of the initial failure by the employer because a failure to make reasonable adjustments is a continuing act and not a “one-off” omission

4. The limits on employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable will also increase on 6 April 2014.  As part of these changes, we will see the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal cases increase from its current level of £74,200.  But what will this increase to?

  • £76,574
  • £80,574
  • £86,574
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