Employment Tribunal can hear discrimination complaints by a doctor against the GMC

Employment Tribunal can hear discrimination complaints by a doctor against the GMC In Michalak v General Medical Council the Supreme Court held that it is permissible for employment tribunals to hear discrimination claims against qualification bodies such as the GMC. Dr Michalak …

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Reductions to basic and compensatory awards

Reductions to basic and compensatory awards Was it unacceptable to reduce a compensatory award by 35% but not to also reduce the basic award? In University of Sunderland v Drossou the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that …

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Update on Employment Law Reforms

Update on Employment Law Reforms The following commencement dates for reforms under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 have been confirmed. 25th June 2013 Many of the provisions relating to whistleblowing come into force …

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Constructive Dismissal

Constructive Dismissal In the recent case of Logan v. Celyn House Limited the EAT considered whether the “principal reason” for the resignation needed to amount to a fundamental breach of contract for …

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Employment Tribunal Rules

Employment Tribunal Rules Mr Justice Underhill, who was asked by the Government last November to carry out a fundamental review of the Employment Tribunal rules, has recently announced his findings and recommendations. The …

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill was presented to Parliament on 23rd May. The key employment law reforms under the Bill are listed below: Mandatory Acas Pre Conciliation: Prospective claimants …

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Discrimination – Claims by unsuccessful Job applicants

Discrimination – Claims by unsuccessful Job applicants In the case of Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH the job application of Miss Meister, a Russian National was rejected without interview even though her level of experience …

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Judges to sit alone in unfair dismissal hearings

Judges to sit alone in unfair dismissal hearings The draft Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (Composition) Order 2012 has been published and is expected to come into force on 6th April 2012. This Order will enable Employment Judges to …

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