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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    Lloyds/TSB give staff a ‘job for life’

    Lloyds/TSB has promised its employees jobs for life – if they can prove that they can adapt to change. The UK’s newest and largest high-street bank is starting a “massive exercise” to integrate the working practices of the...

    Damages limitation

    The twists and turns of case law have made wages in lieu of notice an area that personnel professionals should approach with caution. Several years ago, in Delaney v Staples (1992 IRLR 191; HL), the House of Lords confirmed...

    Well-earned breaks

    Compulsory annual leave will be introduced in the UK from 1 October, when the working time regulations come into force. From that date onwards, anyone who has been employed continuously for 13 weeks will be entitled to three...

    CSA is fatally flawed

    The real problem for the Child Support Agency (“CSA forced to address staff crisis”, News, 23 July) is that it is the public face of what is widely seen as an unjust system. I doubt that any amount of money or...

    Your own mind business

    Hundreds of trainers in Britain who use neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) breathed a sigh of relief this summer as one of the co-founders of the technique pulled out of a legal battle over trademarking the term. Richard...

    Bound not to work

    The increasing level of commercial competition has led to more widespread use of restrictive covenants and employers opting to place departing employees on “garden leave” – continuing to pay their salary during the notice...

    Kremlin prioritises pay in attempt to end discontent

    The amount of wages owed to Russian workers has risen 6.5 per cent to £6.8 billion (75 billion roubles) in the wake of the country’s currency crash. The reinstated prime minister, Victor Chernomyrdin, said that clearing the...

    Clock wise

    Peter Mandelson’s appointment as secretary of state for trade and industry was heralded in some quarters as the start of a more business-friendly approach to employment legislation. Great hopes were expressed that his first...

    Disability discrimination/ Repetitive strain injury

    Section 5(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 says that an employer discriminates against a disabled person if it treats them less favourably – for a reason related to the person’s disability –...

    The rights stuff

    As the tide of tribunal cases flowing through the appeals system continues to swell, developments in the area of disability legislation have taken another step forward this summer with the publication of the government’s...