Focus on Employment Tribunals

The HM Courts and Tribunal Service has announced plans to introduce a new online database of Employment Tribunal decisions in Autumn 2016. The new database will be available to the public to search on the internet. It will include judgments from England, Wales and Scotland and will initially only cover new judgments. A decision has not yet been made on converting existing judgments to be made…

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Immigration Act 2016: Changes to Illegal Working Offences

Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 are due to come into force on 12 July 2016.

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Employee Issues - Euro 2016

ACAS have publicly called for employers to consider allowing staff time off to watch the European Championships, which take place in France from 10th June 2016 to the 10th July 2016.

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Expecting Employees to Work Long Hours Results in Potential Disability Discrimination Claims

In the case of Carreras v United First Partners Research (United), an employer’s expectation that an employee work longer hours was found to be a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) for the purposes of a disability discrimination/reasonable adjustments claim.

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The Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants

The case of Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd (Bartholomews) v Thornton concerned an application by Bartholomews in which it sought to enforce the terms of a restrictive covenant contained in Mr Thornton’s contract of employment.

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