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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    A solution to the maternity dilemma?

    I was surprised that among many proposals contained in the “Fairness at Work” white paper, there were no moves to reform an existing right that causes a great deal of difficulty for both employers and employees: namely, the...

    Quality surveyors

    When the IPD’s media relations department published its survey findings on employees taking time off during the World Cup, it created a flurry of press interest, hitting the front page of the Times, the Guardian and the Independent...

    Dismiss at your peril

    Unfair dismissal law is now more than 25 years old, but there are still plenty of areas that remain unclear and in which the law continues to develop. The most recent development is the Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution...

    Tupe update

    The European Court of Justice’s decision in Ayse Süzen v Zachnacker Gebaudereiniging GmbH Krankenhausseservice (1997 IRLR 255; ECJ) caused controversy, because it said that a changeover of contractors did not of itself attract...

    Constructive dismissal

    When an employee intends to resign and claim constructive dismissal, he or she should inform the employer of their reason for leaving. The statutory provision for constructive dismissal in section 95 of the Employment Rights...

    Can you help?

    I am looking for people who suffer, or have suffered, repetitive-strain injury. I have a short questionnaire that could be answered over the telephone. I can be contacted on 0961 161090. Claire Vignard London NW3 I am undertaking...

    Restraint clauses

    Restraint clauses must be carefully drafted, because they will be void unless an employer can show that they are no more than is necessary to protect its legitimate interests. If a clause is too wide, a court may, in some...

    A rota-driven flight

    There is broad agreement about the need to increase labour market flexibility. The Fairness at Work white paper points out that greater flexibility in working patterns and contracts must be reflected in legislation, as this...

    Losing on penalties?

    I have one point to add to Fraser Younson’s otherwise excellent review of the public interest disclosure bill (“Spilling the beans”, 11 June). The government’s Fairness at Work white paper proposes a compensation regime that...

    Clauses for concern

    The Fairness at Work white paper contains several items that could affect employment contracts, including a review of clauses waiving rights to claim unfair dismissal and redundancy on the expiry of fixed-term contracts....