Archive for the Employment Tribunals Category

Tribunal fees would be scrapped under Labour government

The Labour government plans to abolish the current employment tribunal fees regime if elected in May 2015,

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Employment tribunal first quarter 2014 statistics show continued reduction in number of claims

Published tribunal statistics for January to March 2014. The statistics show that the significant reduction in the number of claims since the introduction of fees in July 2013 has continued.

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Whistleblowing rights extended to LLPs in landmark ruling

This article published by the CIPD caught my eye. Partner at Clyde & Co ‘clearly a worker’, says Supreme Court Members of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will now receive the same protection as employees in whistleblowing cases, after a landmark ruling earlier this week. In the case […]

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Employment Appeal Tribunal – decision on covert recordings

Covert recording of private discussions at disciplinary and grievance hearings admissible The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal decision that covert recordings made by an employee of the public and private discussions of the panel at her grievance and disciplinary hearings could be admitted as evidence at […]

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High Court Decision on 12 month Non Compete Clause

12 month non-compete restriction upheld despite drafting error The High Court has granted an injunction to enforce a 12 month non-compete restrictive covenant which, if read literally, offered the claimant employer, a software developer, no protection at all. The clause contained a proviso stating that the restriction […]

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