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Louise Elster Posted 8th April 2014 at 14:00pm by Louise Elster

Qualification period for unfair dismissal

On 6 April 2012, the Government increased the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years.

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Qualification period for unfair dismissal
Louise Elster Posted 7th April 2014 at 12:38pm by Louise Elster

New employment laws in force for 2014

Today (or technically yesterday – for the start of the new tax year), employers have a number of new employment laws to grapple with. [159]

 

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New employment laws in force for 2014
Stuart Swan Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:49pm by Stuart Swan

Tribunal claims down – will this affect fees regime?

By now most people will be aware that UNISON lost its legal challenge against the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees last month. In rejecting UNISON’s challenge, the High Court held that at that point in time there was insufficient evidence to show that the level of the fees made it difficult for employees to gain access to justice or that they had an indirectly discriminatory effect on minority groups.

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Tribunal claims down – will this affect fees regime?
Gillian Cumming Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:45pm by Gillian Cumming

Hot Topics in Employment Law for March 2014

Hot topics in employment law during March include dismissal for post-natal depression after maternity not discrimination, above inflation minimum wage rises confirmed and more…

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Hot Topics in Employment Law for March 2014
David Reid Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:43pm by David Reid

Just Employment Law will be appearing at Expo Scotland Exhibition

Join Just Employment Law at the Expo Scotland Exhibition on Wednesday, 2 April.

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Just Employment Law will be appearing at Expo Scotland Exhibition
David Reid Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:41pm by David Reid

Above inflation minimum wage rises confirmed

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission to make above inflation increases to the national minimum wage (NMW) rates.

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Above inflation minimum wage rises confirmed
Emma Grossmith Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:39pm by Emma Grossmith

Dismissal for post-natal depression after maternity not discrimination – Expert Comments

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently ruled that the dismissal of an employee with post natal depression on capability grounds did not amount to sex discrimination and/or pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

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Louise Elster Posted 20th March 2014 at 12:38pm by Louise Elster

Dismissal for post-natal depression after maternity not discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that the dismissal of an employee with post natal depression on capability grounds, after the ‘protected period’ (which is the period between the beginning of the pregnancy and the end of maternity leave), did not amount to sex discrimination and/or pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

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Dismissal for post-natal depression after maternity not discrimination
Stuart Swan Posted 7th March 2014 at 16:28pm by Stuart Swan

To what extent can an employer rely on the advice of Occupational Health advisers? - Expert Comments

In a recent Court of Appeal case an employee who was suspended and dismissed brought tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal, direct disability discrimination and a failure to make reasonable adjustments.

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To what extent can an employer rely on the advice of Occupational Health advisers? - Expert Comments
Emma Grossmith Posted 7th March 2014 at 16:26pm by Emma Grossmith

To what extent can an employer rely on the advice of Occupational Health advisers?

As the government has announced the proposal for a new ‘Health and Work Service’ to offer free work focused Occupational Health (OH) referrals, consideration should be given to the extent to which employers can rely on the opinions of OH advisers.

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To what extent can an employer rely on the advice of Occupational Health advisers?