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Acas issues revised TUPE guidance

Sep 10, 2014

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued revised guidance for employers, entitled ‘Handling TUPE transfers’, on how to handle business transfers to which the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply. This takes into account changes to the legislation introduced by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection…

Employee protection from the sun

Sep 10, 2014

In a case which demonstrates that there is a limit to the duties owed by employers under health and safety legislation, the Court of Appeal has rejected arguments that a local authority was obliged to provide sun cream and a hat for a gardener who worked outdoors (Earl v Middlesbrough Borough Council).  The gardener…

Employment law changes – April 2014

Jul 31, 2014

The following employment law measures came into force on 6 April 2014

Care home workers win Employment Tribunal claims

Jul 31, 2014

Two women who were employed by a care home have succeeded in their Employment Tribunal (ET) claims and been awarded compensation. Ms Tipple, who is a lesbian, had started working for Gainford Care Homes in September 2010. In May of the following year, she helped the managing director of the company, Imran Kaliq, to move some furniture. Shortly afterwards, one of the owners of the business…

Working without a Default Retirement Age

May 12, 2014

In our last issue we reported that the Default Retirement Age of 65 had been abolished. It remains a matter for each employer to decide if they fix a retirement age or just deal with each individual on his or her own merits. If your employer has a fixed retirement age and your employment is terminated just because you have reached it, you may have a claim for unfair…

New Rules for Retirement

May 12, 2014

The default retirement age, which was 65 years old, was abolished on 1st October 2011. This means that employees have the option to continue working after 65 years of age and if they are compulsorily retired then they may be able to bring claims for age discrimination and unfair dismissal. An employer can still set a default retirement age, but any decision to retire an employee must be…

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