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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    Diagnosing liability

    Employers’ liability for stress-related illnesses suffered by their staff has had an increasingly high profile in recent years. The advent of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which took effect in December 1996...

    Contracts

    Employees’ legal entitlement to benefits depends on whether or not those benefits are contractual. In Pendragon plc v Jackson (No 2) (1998 IDS 622; EAT) Jackson participated in a share incentive scheme, but was made redundant...

    Dismissal

    One of the most difficult issues in a dismissal hearing is to determine the facts, especially when doing this rests on one person’s word against those of another. Maclay and Co Ltd v Clark (1998 IRLR 235; Ct Sess) serves...

    Health and safety

    Employees who raise health and safety issues are protected from dismissal if they take steps to protect themselves or other persons from the danger, and if their belief in the danger is reasonable. In Masiak v City Restaurants...

    Works councils challenged

    The blueprint for national works councils was due to be announced as PM went to press. But British officials said they supported the views of European employer body Unice, and others, that the directive is incompatible with...

    Business Transfers and Employee Rights

    Author John McMullen Publisher Butterworths (0171 400 2500) Price £110 ISBN 0 406 90155 4 Published in loose-leaf format, this third edition has been updated to take into account the new acquired rights directive and recent...

    Human Rights Act catches public sector unawares

    Organisations in the public sector face a flood of legal cases when the Human Rights Act comes into force. But many of them do not realise that future cases could depend on whether they are complying now. Although pressure...

    Post-job protection

    References continue to be a valuable source of information among the various methods used in recruitment and selection. As any personnel professional knows, an interview can provide only an illustration of how a candidate...

    Paying for bad practice

    A race case, D’Souza v London Borough of Lambeth (1997 IRLR 677; EAT), attracted a lot of publicity last year, particularly because of the award of £358,288. D’Souza suffered harassment throughout his employment by the council...

    The EMU Fact Book

    Authors Niki Chesworth and Susie Pine-Coffin Publisher Kogan Page (0171 278 0545) Price £9.99 ISBN 0 7494 2815 5 After addressing the basics of EMU in the early chapters, it moves on to consider areas such as banking, accounting...