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 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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UK Employment Law

Episode 131The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three cases starts with a case which clarifies an area of the law on disability discrimination, looks at one which confirms the limits of employment protection for pregnant employees, under European law, and a case in the Supreme Court which may pave the way for a challenge to the way Tribunals evaluate whether a dismissal is fair or unfair. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 130The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three recent cases starts with a case on springboard injunctions from 2015. The second case considers limitations on a discretionary power given to an employer. The final case deals with the point at which collective redundancy consultation has to start. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 129The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. One relates to a disputed termination date and the effect that had on an employee’s claims. The second covers the dismissal of an employee for intermittent sickness absence and the third considers the Tribunal’s powers to adjudicate claims for unlawful deductions from pay. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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