Employment Law News Analysis

Justifying Discrimination on the Grounds of Cost - Expert Comments
It is a well known principle of law that discrimination cannot be justified on the basis of cost alone. Intuitively, this makes sense, as otherwise it would...
David Reid
27th Mar 2012
Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday
It has been announced that the late May public holiday will not take place at the end of May this year, but will be moved to Monday 4 June 2012 instead. It...
David Reid
14th Mar 2012
Recent EAT Case - Refusal of Alternative Employment to be Reasonable
When an employee’s role is declared redundant, it does not automatically follow that the employment relationship will be terminated…
David Reid
14th Feb 2012
Employment Law Reforms - Expert Comments
Employment law reform has recently become a hot topic for the mainstream political media in a way that perhaps we have not seen since the 1970s. The reforms...
David Reid
22nd Nov 2011
Sick employees must request holidays to get holiday pay - Expert Comments
As regular readers of our updates will be aware, there has recently been a tide of court judgments upholding the rights of long-term absentees to receive...
David Reid
15th Nov 2011
ACAS Guidance on Social Networking - Expert Comments
On 1 September 2011 ACAS launched guidance on its website to help UK employers and employees get to grips with cyber issues which are estimated to cost businesses...
David Reid
15th Sep 2011
Age Discrimination Claims Rise Dramatically
The annual statistics for the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal tribunal for April 2010 to March 2011 have recently been published.
David Reid
6th Sep 2011
ECJ Gives Guidance on Justifying Compulsory Retirement - Expert Comments
Regular readers of our updates will know that (subject to transitional arrangements where the process started prior to 6 April this year) it is no longer...
David Reid
29th Jul 2011
Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings - Expert Comments
The UK Supreme Court has decided that a teaching assistant was not after all entitled to legal representation at disciplinary proceedings related to allegations...
David Reid
8th Jul 2011
Changes to tax treatment of post-termination payments - Expert Comments
From 6 April 2011 important changes have been made to the rules on taxing post-termination payments operated by HMRC.
David Reid
14th Apr 2011
Shared Parenting - Expert Comments
It has been announced that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills will launch a consultation process to explore proposals to implement a new flexible...
David Reid
9th Feb 2011
New Employment Laws - Expert Comments
Government makes first major announcement on new Employment Laws
David Reid
27th Jan 2011
Guidance on adequate anti-bribery procedures - Expert Comments
The Bribery Act 2010 is due to come into force on 1 July 2011. The Act extends to all parts of the United Kingdom.
David Reid
12th Jan 2011
Bribery Act 2010 - Expert Comments
The Bribery Act 2010 is due to come into force in April 2011.
David Reid
12th Jan 2011
Unfair Dismissal Compensation - Expert Comments
Unfair dismissal compensation breaks £80,000 barrier.
David McRae
23rd Dec 2010
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