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18 August

DEFRA consults on changes to agricultural tenancies

View sought on modernising the repair and maintenance of fixed equipment and end-of-tenancy compensation in England.

18 August, 2014

14 August

‘Working Together Review: Progressive Workplace Policies in Scotland’

New independent report, published by Scottish Government, outlines range of recommendations to improve workplace relations and productivity, including legislation to ensure worker representation on the board of every public sector body.

14 August, 2014

11 August

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

11 August, 2014

8 August

Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2014

New regulations that, amongst other measures, remove the 26 week qualification period for entitlement to adoption leave; ensure that a parent is not entitled to take paternity leave in relation to a child once he or she has taken any shared parental leave for the same child; provide protection for employees who suffer detriment or dismissal in relation to time off for antenatal or adoption appointments; and amend the right to return following paternity or adoption leave to take account of the forthcoming shared parental leave regulations.

08 August, 2014

4 August

Elsevier Ltd v Munro

New High Court judgment that considers whether the defendant had been constructively dismissed and, if not, whether the employer was entitled to an injunction restraining him from joining another company prior to the expiry of a 12 month notice period in his contract of employment.

04 August, 2014

Drysdale v The Department of Transport (The Maritime And Coastguard Agency)

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether, having regard to the fact that neither the claimant nor his representative were legally qualified, the Employment Tribunal erred in law in failing to take adequate steps to ensure that the claimant had taken a properly considered decision to withdraw his claim for unfair constructive dismissal.

04 August, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

04 August, 2014

31 July

Law Society of Scotland calls for urgent review of employment tribunal fees

Fees, introduced a year ago, represent 'a major barrier to access to justice', says Law Society.

31 July, 2014

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014 gains Royal Assent

New Act aims to safeguard agricultural workers following the government's abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales.

31 July, 2014

Khan v Royal Mail Group Ltd & Ors

New Court of Appeal judgment that considers whether an employment tribunal has correctly applied the burden of proof in a discrimination case.

31 July, 2014

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