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Pay in lieu of untaken leave held to accrue to deceased employee's estate

13 Nov 2018

In Wuppertal v Bauer and Willmeroth Broßonn the CJEU has held that the heir of a worker who dies while in an employment relationship with a public or private employer has a right to financial compensation in lieu of the worker's untaken paid annual leave. The right to annual leave was…

Government Considering the Re-Introduction of Tribunal Fees

13 Nov 2018

On 7th November 2018, the Law Society Gazette published an article suggesting that the Ministry of Justice ("the Ministry") has confirmed it may reintroduce fees for employment tribunal claims. Tribunal fees were introduced in July 2013; initially around £160, and increasing to &…

Liability for Individuals (as well as employers) in Whistleblowing Cases

26 Oct 2018

The recent case of Timis v Osipov [2018] EWCA Civ 2321 is sure to have created uncertainty and worry in boardrooms throughout the country. The Court of Appeal held that two individual directors must pay out £2 million in a landmark whistleblowing decision. The judge held for the first time…

Staff handbook: what you should and shouldn't do as employers

25 Oct 2018

This article offers several tips and guidance for employers to ensure best employment practices are being followed when it comes to drafting and managing company handbooks. The importance and significance of a staff handbook cannot be understated. It is a document that outlines a company's…

Cake-smash Clash of Rights Determination by the Supreme Court

22 Oct 2018

It has been impossible to miss the ongoing case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others . It has courted a great deal of media attention over the course of the last few years given the strength of feeling among members of the public relating to the facts of the case. Facts The case was…

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