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Religious discrimination after Eweida

On 15th January 2013 British Airways lost the claim brought by Ms Eweida to the European Court of Human Rights. The company refused to allow her to wear a cross when serving the public in uniform and in so doing…

What to expect in 2013 ….

In this month’s Employment Law News, we look forward to what to expect in 2013 and highlight two changes that may be of interest. February 2013 The Tribunal compensation limits are set to increase as follows:- Current 1 February 2013 The maximum …

Reasonableness of decision to dismiss

In this month’s E-News, we consider whether restrictive covenants contained in an unsigned contract of employment are enforceable, whether a comment in a newsroom amounted to harassment on the grounds of religion, and consider the reasonableness of the decision to…

The Government’s ongoing employment law reform programme

In this month’s E-News, we focus on the further employment law reforms proposed by the Government. Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, has made a number of announcements on the Government’s ongoing employment law reform programme. The proposals are aimed to give businesses…

Requesting holiday during sickness absence

In this month’s E-News, we consider whether an employee loses their entitlement to holiday if he/she fails to request holiday during sickness absence. We also consider two cases involving the breakdown in trust and confidence; the first where the employer…