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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Employment Tribunal Claims Statistics

On the 1st November 2013 the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published the report of its 2013 study into The Payment of Tribunal Awards.  The study made some fairly startling revelations about the high numbers of people who, having bought successful employment tribunal claims, do not receive the compensation that they are awarded.  It also […]

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Incentivised Whistleblowing: Will it make a difference?

Employment lawyers across the UK will have to consider what the effect of incentivised whistle blowing could have on their workload. As there are murmurings that the Government is potentially looking to introduce some financial reward for successful whistle blowing. At present there is no financial reward for an employee to report any complaint to […]

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