Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    Unfair dismissal

    Where more than one adjustment has to be made to an employment tribunal award, the order of adjustments will affect the final amount. The order is not the same for all types of claims. Heggie v Uniroyal Englebert Tyres Ltd...

    Cambridge don cries foul to crack cloistered code

    A female academic at the University of Cambridge is to continue her bid for equal treatment from its promotions system by taking a claim of victimisation to an employment tribunal. Gillian Evans, a lecturer in medieval history...

    Hours of reckoning

    The working time regulations limit the average working week to 48 hours. Working time is any period during which employees are working, are at their employer’s disposal and are carrying out their duties. It is usually averaged...

    Timely development

    This month sees the launch of the advanced certificate in employment law programme, jointly developed by the IPD and JSB Training and Consulting. “The new employment law programme is a timely development,” says Robert Upex...

    Health and safety

    The dismissal of a health and safety representative who is fulfiling his or her role is automatically unfair under the Employment Rights Act 1996. In Healey v Excel Logistics Ltd (1998 IDS 622; EAT), Healey was a union-elected...

    Notice the difference

    How much notice employers and employees give each other over taking holidays can vary widely between companies. In last issue’s Law at work (1 October), I used the example of a manufacturing company that employs a combination...

    Tupe update

    Dismissals in connection with a transfer often fill HR practitioners with trepidation. Such dismissals will be deemed automatically unfair unless the reason for it is economic, technical or organisational, entailing changes...

    Who is the employer?

    When an individual works for one organisation, but is paid wholly or partly by another, it is often difficult to identify the employer. Secretary of State for Education and Employment v Bearman and others (1998 IRLR 431;...

    European campaign (in brief)

    As part of the European Week of Health and Safety at Work (19-25 October), 200,000 union safety representatives will be urged to exercise their legal right to be trained, to carry out inspections and to set up safety committees...

    Rules of engagement

    Application forms, medical examinations and other matters relating to pre-employment are full of hidden pitfalls, especially when connected with discrimination. It is no surprise, then, that the IPD’s legal helpline...