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EAT caps holiday entitlement

Where employees are on long-term sick, they are often unable to take all of their holiday entitlement before the end of the holiday year. It had previously been considered that, where an employee was unable to take their holiday due to incapacity, they were entitled to carry over their full 5.6 weeks’ holiday entitlement into the next holiday year.

Considering witness evidence where the witness does not attend the Hearing

The Court of Appeal has recently and helpfully, given case management guidance on how the evidence of a witness in a sexual harassment claim who is too scared or frightened to attend an Employment Tribunal hearing, should be considered.

Footballer sparks off the pitch Religious Debate

The religious beliefs spotlight recently focussed on Newcastle United’s number 9, Senegalese Striker Papiss Cisse.

Caste Discrimination Reforms Delayed

Government ministers have recently announced a timetable for the introduction of Anti-caste discrimination laws.

Reasonable Adjustments and Alternative Roles

Employers may be under a duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision, criterion or practice puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage compared to others. A failure to make reasonable adjustments gives rise to a claim of disability discrimination.

Serial Complainant was victimised

In the case of Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that a former employee who was a serial complainant was victimised.

Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Government has recently published the quarterly statistics of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for the period from January to March 2013.

Unfair Dismissal and Covert Surveillance

In the case of City and County of Swansea v Gayle, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that a Tribunal was wrong to find that an employee who had been secretly filmed by his employer had been unfairly dismissed.

Methodist Minister was not an employee

The Supreme Court in the case of President of the Methodist Conference v Preston has held that a Methodist minister was not an employee and therefore was not entitled to protection from unfair dismissal.

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