Restrictive Covenants: Good News for Employers?

Restrictive covenants have long been a tricky area for employers wanting to protect their business from damage that may be caused by outgoing employees, whether in relation to protecting customer contacts, price sensitive confidential information or simply trying to prevent competitive activity altogether.

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Cadogan Hotel Partners Ltd -v- Ozog: Compensation For Discrimination Claims Increased By 10%

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ('EAT') case concerned a waitress at the Cadogan Hotel who was subjected to treatment by the head waiter which included touching her inappropriately, asking whether she had a boyfriend and approaching her with his trousers undone and saying “Do you want this body? Come on, you are a woman. You should want this body.”

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Turner Parkinson Advise On Healthcare Deal In Reverse Takeover

Business law firm Turner Parkinson has advised OptiBiotix Health, a microbiome product discovery and development company on its reverse takeover of AIM quoted Ducat Ventures plc.  OptiBiotix was formed in March 2012 to develop compounds which modify the human microbiome - the collective genome of the microbes in the body - to prevent and manage human disease.

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Increases To The National Minimum Wage

It has recently been announced that from 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage will be increased following recommendations that have been made by the Low Pay Commission.

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Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landesforening

In this case the Claimant claimed that the Municipality of Billund in Denmark terminated his employment as a childminder because of his obesity and that this amounted to unlawful discrimination.

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