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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    Not to be taken lightly

    The inability to recover costs in employment tribunals often leads employers to suffer financially in defending unmeritorious claims. The successful defence of such claims is a Pyrrhic victory when the employer is left with...

    Cut out for the role

    Toni Mcalindin, chair of the CIPD Scottish partnership, and employment law adviser for Scottish & Newcastle, has more than 20 years’ experience in the HR field. She has also been a lay member of the employment tribunal...

    Bill to stem tide of tribunals

    Employees will be required to go through internal grievance procedures before bringing claims against employers, if the government’s new employment bill becomes law. The move has been prompted by rising numbers of industrial...

    The best case scenario

    If you’re attending an employment tribunal (as a witness or as a party’s representative), the best advice I can give is to be prepared. This may seem obvious but it could save you time, money and a lot of embarrassment. For...

    Terms of contradiction

    The cost of maintaining the employment tribunal system, already spiralling out of control, could rise still further if the number of cases reaching tribunals continues to increase at the current rate. The obvious solution...

    ETs to make it snappy

    New regulations for employment tribunals have been enacted and will come into force later this year. They were due to become effective last month, but at the eleventh hour the government bowed to pressure to give tribunal...

    Hearing impairments

    The latest annual report of the Employment Tribunal Service (1999-2000) reveals that the number of registered applications rose by 13 per cent, following an increase of 14 per cent in 1998-1999. These statistics confirm that...

    DTI aims to accelerate tribunals

    Equal pay claims lodged with employment tribunals should be simplified to ensure a speedier conclusion, according to the government. The review of employment tribunal procedures, announced earlier this year by the Department...

    Employment tribunals up by 30 per cent

    The introduction of new laws accounted for a 30 per cent rise in employment tribunals last year, according to the Engineering Employers’ Federation. The biggest increase was in disability discrimination claims, which...

    Trials and tribunals

    I share the IPD’s reservations about the appointment of lay members to employment tribunals (News, 2 September). I recently applied, despite misgivings that it would mean a reduction in my income. A pre-printed note...