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Extension to Whistleblowing Protection

Whistleblowing, or, more correctly making protected disclosures, is considered vital to public safety.  High-profile failures in safety such as the Piper Alpha disaster in 1998 and more recently the problems at Stafford Hospital have highlighted the need for a method of protecting workers who feel it necessary to come forward and express their concerns about […]


Referral Fees

In May 2013 changes were brought in under Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offences Act 2012 (LAPSO) making it a regulatory offence to pay or receive referral fees in personal injury cases.  Aimed at eradicating the compensation culture, this legislation had a huge effect on the personal injury legal sector. […]


Unpaid Interns

HMRC have announced this week that they are writing to 200 businesses and threatening to ‘name and shame’ them for their reliance on unpaid interns. It would be hard to disagree that short periods of work experience are a useful and relevant addition to the CVs of those seeking to get into the most competitive […]


John McCririck loses age discrimination claim

The racing pundit John McCririck yesterday lost his employment tribunal claim for age discrimination against Channel 4 and IMG Media Ltd.  The 73 year old was axed from the television coverage in 2012 after a new team took over following the acquisition of all UK horse racing events by Channel 4. The television pundit claimed […]


Age Discrimination and Retirement Age

Two things have muddied the waters with regard to age discrimination and retirement age. 1.  In 2011 the government abolished the default retirement age.  Previously set at age 65, this was the age at which employers could expect their employees to retire. 2. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination on the grounds of age making […]


Withdrawing a Resignation

The law describes employees who hand in their resignation (notice) without properly thinking through the consequences as having resigned in the ‘heat of the moment’.  Like managers who fire employees on the spot,  the law does allow a cooling off period to a degree. Advice for Withdrawing a Resignation If you have walked out of […]


Case Review: Ebay (UK) Ltd v Buzzeo

The Confusing Issue of an Effective Date of Termination Any firm of employment law solicitors worth their salt will be able to advise you on when you have to get a tribunal claim submitted by when making an unfair dismissal claim. As it currently stands under s.111 Employment Rights Act 1996 this is 3 months […]

Case Review Employment Unfair Dismissal

Employment Tribunals: How to deal with non payment of award

Following the recent publication of research by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (“BIS”)  which stated that only 64% of successful Claimants recovered compensation following an Employment Tribunal decision[1] the Government has accepted that this has got to change. One problem that we occasionally encounter is when the Employer ceases to trade their limited […]

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