Archive for the Employment Tribunals Category

Third party harassment

Third party harassment provisions are being repealed from 1 October meaning that the rules that previously made an employer liable if an employee is harassed by a third party (such as a client or supplier) no longer apply. Jonathan Exten-Wright, partner at DLA Piper, said: “Protection against […]

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New Employment Tribunal Rules from 29 July 2013

On 29 July 2013, the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/1237) (2013 Regulations) comes into force. New Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure (new ET rules) are at schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations. These will replace the current procedural rules (the current rules) in schedule 1 […]

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Changes to Collective Redundancy – 20 or more redundancies

In 2008 we lost one of our most well known high street names – Woolworths. From a collective redundancy point of view, this was an interesting case as clearly Woolworths were making more than 20 staff redundant within 90 days, but as they were not all “at […]

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ACAS Code and your own HR policies

The EAT has upheld a tribunal’s decision that an employer’s decision to dismiss was fair following a number of acts of misconduct and a final written warning. This was so despite the employer’s failure to formally notify the employee of the potential consequences of the disciplinary hearing, […]

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Redundancy Consultation

The EAT has found that an employer acted unreasonably when it used a series of competency tests normally used in its recruitment process to select staff for redundancy. In an attempt to avoid subjectivity and bias, the employer had developed an elaborate selection procedure, including the competency […]

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