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Judgement on Unfair Dismissal - Automatically Unfair Reasons

When claiming dismissal on grounds of assertion of an infringement of a statutory right, must there have been an actual infringement by the employer (rather than a mere intention or threat of infringement)? Yes, held the EAT in Spaceman v ISS Mediclean...

New Acas Age Discrimination Guidance

Acas has published new Guidance on Age Discrimination to help employers and line managers manage an age diverse workforce, prevent unfair treatment at work, and eradicate bias against older and younger workers. The Guidance includes a 'top ten...

'Ground-breaking' pay deal for couriers

Many of you will have seen in the news earlier this month that Hermes, the delivery firm, struck a deal with the GMB union to offer paid holiday and guaranteed rates of pay. The move comes in response to mounting media and political pressure on companies to...

Protected Disclosure

Can complaining about defamation form the basis of a protected disclosure in a 'whistleblowing' claim? Yes, held the EAT in Ibrahim v HCA International, although on the facts the public interest test was not met. Whistleblower​ A...

Redundancy Protection for Women and New Parents

The government has published another consultation paper, following a suggestion in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices . Currently, if a woman on maternity leave is selected for redundancy, she must be given priority over other redundant...

Frettens Welcome Two New Commercial Property Lawyers to an Already Strong Team

Associate Solicitor, Fiona Knight and Solicitor, Charlotte Bunch have joined Frettens’ rapidly-growing Commercial Property Team . One of the largest and most-experienced Commercial Property teams in the area Partner,  Oonagh McKinney ,...
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