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Vexatious Litigants and Vexatious Claims in the Employment Tribunal

The High Court has made a welcome decision in the case of Nursing & Midwifery Council – v – Harrold to grant a Civil Restraint Order preventing an individual from bringing further claims in the Employment Tribunal. The Employment Tribunal itself has very limited powers to make a ruling on whether to restrict an individual from bringing Employment...

Is Travel Time Working Time in Employment Law

A topic that is not usually one that causes much concern within the Employment and HR arena is that of time travelling to work being counted as working time. However, Advocate General Bot has, in the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Obreras, suggested that those who do not have an habitual place of work i.e a fixed location of...

Redundancy Law Update

Redundancy – Meaning of “establishment” confirmed by the European Court of Justice. The case USDAW and another –v- Realisation One Limited and Others more affectionally known as “The Woolworths and Ethel Austin cases” has been determined by the European Court of Justice. The ECJ has ruled on the meaning of the word “establishment”, which min It...

All circumstances considered

It is often the case that Companies and HR Staff will be faced with disciplinary meetings comprising of a multitude of issues to be determined or which have resulted in the need to call a disciplinary meeting. The common law tests considered by Employment Tribunals are relatively ingrained, particularly in relation to misconduct dismissals. However, when there...

Updates to Employment Law Allowances

New Employment Limits Increase As a result of the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015, employers will need to be aware of the new limits coming in to force as of 6 April 2015. The most interesting increases include: The maximum payment for any one week in relation to the basic award or a redundancy payment is now £475.00. The maximum...