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22 April

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

22 April, 2014

17 April

Jafri v Lincoln College

New Court of Apeal judgment that considers, in the context of an unfair dismissal claim, whether the appellant should have been allowed to rely on what the respondent employer said was a new point, not raised in the Employment Tribunal proceedings.

17 April, 2014

Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper

New High Court judgment that considers the interpretation and enforceability of two agreements - the first described as 'The Goodwill Agreement' and the second as 'The Contract of Employment' - relating to the defendant's employment by the claimant as a financial adviser, that both contained clauses designed to place restrictions on the defendant both during and after the termination of his employment.

17 April, 2014

14 April

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

14 April, 2014

Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on zero hours contracts

New report finds that 'in the majority of cases, zero hours contracts need not and should not be used at all'.

14 April, 2014

Mihail v Lloyds Banking Group

New Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland judgment considers appeal against industrial tribunal decision on basis that conduct of tribunal was unlawful and unjust.

14 April, 2014

9 April

Four in five workers on zero-hours contracts paid less than average hourly pay, reports TUC

The TUC also reports that around one in three workers on zero-hour contracts work less than 16 hours per week, and around two in five have no usual amount of weekly pay making budgeting and organising childcare difficult.

09 April, 2014

8 April

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers v United Kingdom

New European Court of Human Rights judgment considers claim by RMT that ability to protect members subject to excessive statutory restriction, particularly in relation to secondary striking and right to call industrial action.

08 April, 2014

7 April

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Regulations 2014

New statutory instrument provides detail of how scheme for people who are unable to make claims against employer will operate.

07 April, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

07 April, 2014

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