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Compensatory rest break must be a single continuous period of at least 20 minutes

In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether allowing a rail worker to take a series of short breaks whilst remaining on call amounted to adequate compensatory rest.

12 Mar 2018

Employment Appeal Tribunal considers territorial scope of whistleblowing legislation

In Bamieh v EULEX Kosovo and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employee of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) could bring a whistleblowing detriment claim against two co-workers in relation to events which took place whilst... Read more

5 Mar 2018

And finally a look forward to what’s happening in employment news for March

26 Feb 2018

Gender Pay Sanctions

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is undertaking a consultation on its draft enforcement strategy for private, voluntary and public sector employers who fail to comply with the requirement to publish gender pay gap information under the Equality Act... Read more

19 Feb 2018

My London property is owned by an offshore company; are my details in the public domain?

Not yet but soon they will be. For a number of years the Government has mooted the idea of creating a public register of beneficial ownership of UK residential property, but the exact timetable as to when this register is... Read more

16 Feb 2018

Employer’s attempt to bypass collective bargaining process by approaching employees directly was a breach of TULRCA

The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) prohibits an employer from making direct offers to members of a recognised trade union in order to circumvent the collective bargaining process (section 145B).

12 Feb 2018

Evidence of pre-termination negotiations is admissible where the termination date is in dispute

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), evidence of pre-termination negotiations between an employer and an employee is generally inadmissible in unfair dismissal proceedings (section 111A). In Basra v BJSS Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that... Read more

7 Feb 2018

And finally a look forward to what’s happening in employment news for February

29 Jan 2018