UK Employment Law

Episode 46The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases, one involving consultation duties under TUPE, and two looking at injunctions in employment. In one case the individuals were trying to obtain an injunction to prevent dismissal, and in the other case, the employer was looking to search the personal computers of two ex-employees.

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Rare Earth Elements

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0IWg4Fnhs

Rare earth elements (REEs) are a discrete series of metals without which much of today’s high-tech world would not exist. The cost of extracting these metals, the jurisdictions of REE reserves and the geopolitics associated with these vital commodities make them a game-changer for manufacturing, development of new technologies and international relations.

In this video interviewer Ben Rushton speaks with leading Mayer Brown mining lawyer Ian Coles, about some of the challenges surrounding extraction and supply. Further information can be found at: www.mayerbrown.com/rare-earth-elements/.

UK Employment Law

Episode 45The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three EAT decisions this week. The first offers very useful guidelines for parties dealing with whistle blowing complaints, and the second considers whether a Tribunal could require the employer to pay 100% of the cost of a joint medical expert report for a disability discrimination claim. The final case looks at a share acquisition of a company where the degree of control exercised by the buyer after the acquisition was found to have triggered a TUPE transfer of the employees to the buyer itself.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 44The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases reported in the last fortnight. One case considers the whistleblowing legislation and how much information an employee has to communicate, before getting the protection of the legislation. The second case makes it more difficult for employers to avoid the TUPE service provision change provisions, and the third case raises some important points on enforcement of restrictive covenants, and in particular when will damages be an adequate remedy.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 43The View from Mayer Brown

Nick reviews three important recent cases: the first looks at the time limit for bringing a claim, where the alleged failure is to make a reasonable adjustment for a disabled employee, the second deals with damages for breach of the rules on collective redundancy consultation. The third considers whether covert recordings of internal hearings made by an employee were admissible in the subsequent tribunal claim.

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