ELA Briefing

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Author: Maz Adam Iqbal, employment lawyer, Howells Solicitors
We already have in place legislation to protect individuals against discrimination on the ground of sex. A recurring matter has been discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation and whether this amounts to sex discrimination as detailed in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
Author: Christopher Walter and Harris Bor, Covington & Burling
In many industry sectors employees are expected to take responsibility for promoting business interests that have international reach. Employees will often travel extensively and/or re-locate in order to do so and employers frequently fail to think through the implications of these international arrangements.
Author: Stephen Levinson, partner and head of employment law at Maclay Murray & Spens, London
It was clear from the most recent meeting of the EAT users group that the President is continuing to look for ways to improve the performance of the appeal tribunal. Since the rules on preparing documents were changed there have been a number of cases where inadequate bundles have been delivered by represented parties and, what is more, delivered very late in the day.
Author: Stephen Levinson, partner and head of employment law at Maclay Murray & Spens, London
On 29 August the DTI published its concise guidance on teleworkers. One week later the Disability Rights Commission launched its draft code of practice on Employment and Occupation Issues, which rightly describes itself as “fairly comprehensive and detailed”.
Author: Stephen Levinson, partner and head of employment law at Maclay Murray & Spens, London
There are many reasons to enjoy reading this judgment. Masochistic Law Society watchers will devour the latest episode of a saga which has become the lawyer’s equivalent of EastEnders. Lovers of the forensic will take pleasure in the deadpan manner in which a wholly inadequate decision of an employment tribunal is taken apart.
Author: Karen Tickner
The purpose of Platform is to allow members to express their personal views and does not necessarily reflect the views of ELA editorial board. We hope it will prompt discussion and debate.
Author: Barry Clarke and Clive Howard, Russell Jones & Walker
The last two issues of ELA Briefing have contained articles on the territorial scope of the Employment Rights Act 1996, referring to the recent conflicting decisions of the EAT in Lawson v Serco EAT 0018/02 and Bryant v FCO EAT 174/02.
Author: Jonathan Brain is a partner at Mills Kemp & Brown Solicitors
On 25 October 1999 the statutory cap upon the compensatory award for unfair dismissal prescribed by s.124(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 was raised from £12,000 to £50,000. This increase was expected to give rise to some difficult questions in relation to the tax treatment of awards.
Author: Clare Primett, Le Brasseurs
This publication is written by Sara Leslie, a solicitor working exclusively in the field of equal pay and discrimination; Sue Hastings, a leading expert on equal pay; and Jo Morris, a senior policy officer for the TUC specialising in equal rights. As a result this publication is both practical and authoritative.
Author: Christine Jenner is an assistant in the employment department of Macfarlanes
As the threat of terrorism grows both within the United Kingdom and abroad employers are becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of their staff. Pre-employment screening is one way of protecting companies and their employees from danger but in carrying out such vetting employers must work their way around some tricky legal issues.
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