Archive for January 2015

UK Employment Law

Episode 63The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases which have been reported recently. The first looks at the duty of reasonable adjustments for disabled individuals, and whether, on the facts of this particular case, enough had been done for a wheelchair user. The second case is a salutary tale about the need to label the reasons for a dismissal correctly. The third is an important case on the jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals, because it allows an Australian national, who was living and working permanently in Australia, to bring a claim in England, based on her English statutory employment rights.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother view from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined by Clare Nicolaou, in-house employment lawyer at Game Retail, to discuss the recent case of Game Retail v Laws. This is the first reported EAT decision on disciplinary action concerning allegedly offensive comments posted by an employee on his Twitter account. Clare discusses the issues in the case and learning points coming out of it. The link to the case mentioned has been posted on Twitter by Nick. Please follow Nick at Nicholas Robertson@Nicholasrober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 62The View from Mayer Brown

Nick reviews three cases. The first case looks at whether an obese claimant was protected against discrimination. The second gives guidance on which individual employees transfer over on a TUPE transfer, and the third is a case where the Court decided that a binding settlement had been concluded before the parties had signed any settlement agreement. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11, to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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Good Faith

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How does English law deal with unfairness without imposing a duty of good faith?  Mark Stefanini, now a partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution practice and Patrick Hennessy, Senior Associate in Corporate, answer this important question. They also provide an overview of recent case law and developments in this area.

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Endeavours Obligations

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How does the level of obligation created by a “reasonable endeavours” clause differ from a “best endeavours” clause? Mark Stefanini, now a partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution practice and Patrick Hennessy, Senior Associate in Corporate, answer this important question and others in relation to these obligations in English law contracts.

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