Deposit Orders

Deposit OrdersDeposit Orders Is it possible for an employment tribunal to make a Deposit Order simply because the Claimant’s case is not clear? In Tree v South East Coastal Ambulance NHS Trust the …

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New ‘Vento’ bands

New 'Vento' bandsNew ‘Vento’ bands Following the Vento Bands Consultation discussing the damages for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales, and Scotland have released a …

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Employment Tribunal Fees – Update

Employment tribunal updateEmployment Tribunal Fees – Update Yesterday in Parliament, Dominic Raab, the Minister of State for Courts & Justice, answered various questions on employment tribunal fees. Of note was that there was no suggestion that the …

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10 Top tips for dealing with underperforming staff

10 Top tips for dealing with underperforming staff Having a fantastic team that works together for a common goal and shares your vision is definitely the key to a successful business.  It’s also pretty difficult to achieve.  One …

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Is suspension considered breach of contract?

SuspensionIs suspension considered breach of contract? Was there a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in the suspension of a teacher? In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth the High Court held …

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Religious Discrimination

Religious DiscriminationReligious Discrimination In Trayhorn v The Secretary of State for Justice the EAT held that it was not direct or indirect religious discrimination to discipline an employee who openly condemns homosexuality and …

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Vicarious Liability

Vicarious LiabilityVicarious Liability If a doctor, assigned by a company to carry out medical examinations on prospective job applicants, commits a sexual assault, is that company then vicariously liable? In Various Claimants v …

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The Appointment of Litigation Friends

The appointment of litigation friendsThe Appointment of Litigation Friends The Employment Appeal Tribunal held, in Jhuti v Royal Mail, that a rule can be applied into tribunal rules to provide for the appointment of a litigation friend. Vulnerable individuals …

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The Burden of Proof

The burden of proofThe Burden of Proof Is it true that by s.136(2) Equality Act 2010 the burden is on the claimant to prove facts before the burden then shifts to the respondent? In Efobi v Royal Mail …

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Pay for voluntary overtime

Pay for voluntary overtimePay for voluntary overtime For the purposes of calculating holiday pay should pay for voluntary overtime that is ‘normally worked’ be considered ‘normal remuneration’? In Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts the EAT held …

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