Here’s a link to the WTF HR micro-sumamry of the case of Eweida v UK. Now with added undead.
Most litigation settles. The parties reach an agreed compromise and move on to more productive pursuits. It is rare, therefore, for me to be asked to advise on proceedings without being asked about whether settlement should be explored. In this post I want to touch on a single issue: I find clients consistently ask the […]
What is proposed? The proposals are not a cap in the traditional sense because there is no fixed maximum amount that someone affected by the proposals will be entitled to earn. The proposed rules will require that the ratio of basic salary to bonus should not exceed 1:1. In other words, the value of the […]
What’s the point of the TUPE? Other than terrorising HR professionals and inspiring books as good as this one, that is? Its essential function is simple: to protect the employment and the terms and conditions of employees affected by a change in the ownership of the undertaking they work in or (for now at least) […]
What’s the idea? I come to visit you (or vice versa if it’s easier for you) and deliver a seminar. Anyone attending collects CPD points. In return you make a donation to either FRU or Adoption UK (or, if you want, a little bit to each). I’m prepared to travel (within reason) throughout the UK […]
I am going to miss Lord Justice Mummery. His judgments are models of clarity and his instincts are flawless. When you lose, as I did comprehensively in Larner, you know exactly why and the merits of the alternative analysis are put so persuasively you struggle to disagree even when you are paid to. The critical […]
For those of you prepared to bear the sight of a magnificent set of jowls and a grating nasal tone … here are some thoughts on Witness Statements:
The Governing Coalition is presently proposing to introduce the concept of a “protected conversation” into employment law. The following is taken from a speech given by David Cameron on 10 November 2011: But if employers are so concerned about the prospect of being taken to tribunal that they don’t feel they can have frank conversations […]
This is a short interview I gave at the CIPD conference in Manchester about where witnesses go wrong in Tribunal cases. I can’t explain why I am wearing my poppy around my midriff.
One of the key passages in the BIS Second Statement of New Regulation contains one or two “drafting errors”. It now reads: “[The Government has] Consulted on changes to employment law that will give business the confidence to take on staff. We are proposing to increase the qualifying period for employees to be able to […]