Category: UK Employment Law

Nick Robertson, head of Mayer Brown’s UK Employment Law practice, regularly discusses recent developments in UK Employment law, keeping you apprised of changes in the law and what they mean for your business.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 141The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a very significant decision in the Court of Appeal on non disclosure agreements. He also looks at a case which decided whether an employee dismissed for not having the right to work in the UK was entitled to an appeal. And finally a case on why context matters when considering allegedly discriminatory comments. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 140The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a decision on whether an employer could remove an outdated allowance following a TUPE transfer. Secondly we have clarification on which wages claims can be decided in the Employment Tribunal. Finally we have a case where the Judge decided that the individual was an employee and not a consultant although neither party was seeking to argue this point. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 139The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at two recent and key cases. The first looks at a constructive dismissal claim and what was needed for a valid claim. The second case puts pressure on employers facing requests to adjourn disciplinary and grievance hearings to allow the employee’s representative to attend. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 138The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of cases looks at a key case involving the use of legal advice given to the employer but which was leaked to the claimant, a wasted costs order against a claimant’s legal representative and whether a group of claimants had waived their claim by delaying for more than two years before going to court. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 137The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent and important cases. The first one looks at whether voluntary overtime counts towards holiday pay, the second considers if a belief in the right to own work product created by the employee was a philosophical belief covered by the Equality Act, and the final case considers part time working for a long term disabled employee facing dismissal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined by Jennifer McGrandle, to talk about the valuable work done by ELIPS (Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme) and what it means to be an ELIPS volunteer. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 136The view from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. In this episode he looks at a case on handling extensive sickness absence for a disabled employee, the relevance of PHI cover when awarding damages and a damages claim for negligently damaging an employee’s social media accounts. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 135The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at a case on disability discrimination which will concern employers, a case on when a tribunal can decide the true employer is not the employer identified in the contract and whether it can be fair to dismiss for a first offence which is not gross misconduct. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 134The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review covers four cases, two dealing with the correct test for constructive dismissal, one looking at the right of agency workers to claim parity of employment terms with permanent employees and an update on sex discrimination claims connected with shared parental leave. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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