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Dismissing statutory whistleblowers in local government

The statutory protection for local authorities’ 'whistleblowing' post holders has been watered down but there are still some very loose ends.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate


What is working time?

Where busy employees are involved in varied activities, sometimes off site, it can be difficult to pin-down exactly what constitutes working time.

Claire Hollins
Claire Hollins Principal Associate


Adding insult to injury? Taxation of awards for discrimination

A recent decision has highlighted the different approaches that are adopted by the EAT and HMRC in relation to taxation of awards for injury to…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner


Stopping e-mail access to absent employee was unlawful discrimination

Do you have to maintain e-mail access for an employee absent on ill health grounds? Do you cut them off, to protect your confidential information and…


The right to commission in holiday pay unLocked by UK Judgment

A UK Tribunal has decided that employees who are paid commission, must have lost commission taken into account in some of their holiday pay.


When absence goes AWOL

An Indian Civil Servant hit the headlines recently for finally being dismissed after failing to turn up for work for 25 years.

Bhavesh Prajapati
Bhavesh Prajapati Principal Associate


What have the Working Time Regulations done for us?

For over 15 years the Working Time Regulations 1998 have provided structure for UK employers in working out working hours.


Disablement pension – meaning of “permanently disabled” within the meaning of the police pensions regulations 1987 regulation a12

On the facts of the case, the judge found that the PMAB was entitled to find that there was no evidence of a permanent disabling medical condition.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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