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 144The View from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined by Omar El-Khattabi, who works in our Corporate practice and is a member of our Middle East Practice. He discusses some of the legal issues which he has come across for employers taking on staff in Saudi Arabia and UAE. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 143The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at the subject of non-disclosure clauses in contracts of employment and settlement agreement. Are they enforceable and should they still be included by employers after the concerns expressed about their misuse? To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 142The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases in the Court of Appeal. The Osipov case will radically change the way whistleblowing cases are run. The Morrisons case on data protection is equally groundbreaking. Finally we have a useful case summarising and developing the law on when an employee working outside Great Britain can bring a tribunal claim in an English tribunal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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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Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a decision on whether an employer could remove an outdated allowance following a TUPE transfer.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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