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16 May, 2012

Consultation on proposals to streamline employment tribunal process

New Government Equalities Office consultation seeks views on removing employment tribunals’ power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases; and the procedure for obtaining information.

15 May, 2012

Hounga v Allen & Anor

[2012] EWCA Civ 609

15 May, 2012

Number of men in part-time employment has doubled over last four years

TUC analysis, ahead of unemployment figures published tomorrow, also shows that number of under-employed women has increased by 74 per cent, bringing the total number of people in involuntary part-time work to 1.38m.

15 May, 2012

Experiences of forced labour in the UK food industry

New Joseph Rowntree Foundation report shows that some migrants are working under threatening and inhumane conditions for little or no pay, in parts of the food industry.

15 May, 2012

Almost nine in ten apprentices satisfied with their training

Skills Minister John Hayes announces that results from new Apprentice Learner Survey show that apprentices are getting promoted, improving their confidence and talking on more responsibility in the workplace.

14 May, 2012

14 May, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 126 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

9 May, 2012

Changes to labour market will increase poverty over next decade, says Joseph Rowntree Foundation

New report says that types of jobs available and improvements in skill levels, combined with changes to tax and benefit systems, will tend to widen inequalities rather than reduce them.

9 May, 2012

Queen’s Speech 2012

Measures announced include draft Care and Support Bill, and Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill bringing changes to parental leave and reform of employment tribunals.

8 May, 2012

3 May, 2012

1 May, 2012

Employment Law Update

Issue 125 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

30 April, 2012

26 April, 2012

Homer (Appellant) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Respondent)

New Supreme Court judgment that considers whether, in the course of his employment, the appellant had suffered indirect discrimination on the ground of age.

26 April, 2012

Ajar-Tec Ltd v Stack

[2012] EWCA Civ 543

25 April, 2012

23 April, 2012

18 April, 2012

Almost a million people will have been out of work for more than a year by the end of 2012

New IPPR analysis predicts that the number of people out of work for more than a year will rise by 107,000 to a total of 962,000, the highest since 1995.

18 April, 2012

Unemployment decreases by 35,000 to 2.65 million

New Office for National Statistics figures show the first quarterly fall in unemployment since May 2011.