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Employer bound by mistaken job offer - The Partners of Haxby Practice v Collen

Published 19 January 2013
Ms Collen applied for a job as a practice nurse. The salary wasn’t revealed in the advert or during interview. She was offered the job by telephone and told that her pay would be £22,427. A letter ...

The Office Party – fun or folly?

Published 19 December 2012
As the festive season approaches, so does the time for office parties with their annual cocktail of fun mixed with risk. Employment law partner at Berg, Nigel Crebbin, looks at what employers can d...

Show me the money! – How does the Employment Tribunal work out compensation?

Published 13 December 2012
When it comes to the question of compensation employees are often over optimistic and employers are sometimes over pessimistic.  The purpose of this article is to examine compensation for Unfa...

Tribunal should hear both sides - Timbo v Greenwich Council for Racial Equality

Published 03 December 2012
The Claimant, an equalities officer, brought race and sex discrimination claims against her employer.During day three of the four-day hearing, once Ms Timbo had concluded her evidence, the employer...

All change for working families? The Government announces a major overhaul of the laws on flexible working and parental leave

Published 19 November 2012
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced on 13th November 2012 that from 2015 a flexible system of parental leave will be introduced and that from 2014 the right to request flexible working wil...

The perals of stagnant company policies (A parable)

Published 10 November 2012
Start with a cage containing five monkeys.Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the b...

Time’s up on pay discrimination? A landmark judgment on equal pay

Published 26 October 2012
The time limit for bringing an equal pay claim in the Employment Tribunal is six months after the employee’s employment has come to an end. However, in a new and ground-breaking judgment which came...

Recent Court of Appeal case

Published 15 October 2012
An appeal decision handed down by the Court of Appeal in the Summer examined the often knotty issue of whether an employee who take preparatory steps to set up a business he intends to carry on aft...

Blacks Solicitors LLP on employment law changes

Published 10 August 2012
1) The increase in the ‘qualifying period’ for unfair dismissalAs of April 2012 employees now need to have two years’ continuous employment in order to sue a company for unfair dismissal if their e...


Published 04 August 2012
A recent employment tribunal case has highlighted how difficult it can be for employers to change an employee’s contract of employment and has also shown how employers need to check that their stan...

Managing employee performance before problems arise

Published 26 July 2012
Neena Patel is an associate at Fox, the London based solicitors. She shares her expertise in managing employee performance.The abolition of the default retirement age in April 2011 and the recent d...

Employees who fall sick whilst on holiday can retake time off

Published 02 July 2012
In its latest ruling, the European Court of Justice has confirmed that workers who fall sick during their annual leave will now be able to claw back the days they were ill. In Asociación Nacional d...

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