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UK: New resources – employment tribunal judgments online register

The online register of employment tribunal judgments announced last summer is now live. The online service covers judgments in both England and Wales and Scotland and will include all new decisions in addition to some transcripts going back to 2015.

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UK: Legislative developments – tribunal fees

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and that some individuals may have been discouraged but … Continue reading

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UK: Consultation on reform to employment tribunals

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Ministry of Justice have jointly launched a consultation on reforming the employment tribunal system, seeking views on how proposals for reform of the wider court and tribunal system should be … Continue reading

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UK: New resources on human rights, terminal illness, database of tribunal decisions

The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading

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UK: April 2016 changes – tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, and tribunal rules

From 6 April 2016, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £78,335 to £78,962 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £475 … Continue reading

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UK: Proposals for reform to tribunal and court process

The way in which employment claims are processed is likely to be the subject of some upheaval in the coming years. An interim report on the Civil Courts Structure Review written by Lord Justice Briggs includes proposals for an Online … Continue reading

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UK: new tribunal compensation limits and statutory benefit rates from April 2015

From 6 April 2015, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £464 … Continue reading

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UK: New publications – subject access requests, tribunal claim statistics, age discrimination in provision of services

The Information Commissioner's Office has updated its Code of Practice on handling subject access requests, available here.

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UK: Evidence at employment tribunals – covert recordings admissible

Employers should ensure managers holding or attending disciplinary or grievance hearings with an employee are aware of the risk of making inappropriate comments whether publicly in the hearing or privately during breaks, given the possibility of comments being covertly recorded … Continue reading

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UK: Tribunals – new compensation limits from April 2014

From 6 April 2014, the cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £74,200 to £76,574 and the cap on weekly pay (used to calculate the unfair dismissal basic award and statutory redundancy pay) will increase from £450 … Continue reading

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