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Events Attended Prior To Contractual Start Date – Does This Affect Length Of Continuous Service?

An employee must have sufficient continuous service to be able to bring an unfair dismissal claim against their employer - either 1 year for employment begun before 5 April 2012, or 2 years for employees beginning on or after that date.

ACAS Guide On Collective Redundancies

From 6 April 2013 if an employer is proposing to dismiss as redundant 100 or more employees at one establishment within a rolling 90 day period, consultation now only has to begin 45 days before the first dismissal takes effect.

Guidance On The Use Of Fit Notes

The fit note was introduced on 6 April 2010 to replace the old sick note, and it allows doctors to not only say that the employee is “not fit for work”, but also that they “may be fit for work”.

Missing Unfair Dismissal Limitation Deadline

El-Kholy v Rentokil Initial Facilities Services

Is Obesity A Disability?

Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing

Vague “Discrimination” Claims

Durrani v London Borough of Ealing

National Minimum Wage Increase

New rates will come into force in October 2013.

Employee Shareholder Status

Last October George Osborne announced proposals for a new type of employment status, creating “employee shareholders”.

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