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 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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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Daniel Stilitz QC of 11KBW discusses the case of Air Products v Cockram, which relates to a claim for age discrimination in the provision of benefits to employees. Dan appeared for the employer in the Court of Appeal and has a number of very interesting thoughts on the case and what it means for employers and employees. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 133The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review looks at two decisions in the Supreme Court. One establishes when notice of termination becomes effective, when the employee is sent a termination by post. The second looks at the ability of the courts to grant “negotiating damages” for breach of a restrictive covenant. Finally there is a really useful case on fair process in a redundancy dismissal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 132The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at a claim that it is direct sex discrimination (and so unlawful) to pay a man on shared parental leave less than a woman on maternity leave. We also have a case on adjournments where the Claimant is unwell and the dangers of making adverse amendments to clauses in an LTIP scheme. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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