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Archives: December 2015

Duty to make reasonable adjustments and sickness absence

Employers should consider the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees when issuing disciplinary warnings and managing sickness absence. This was made clear by the Court of Appeal in its judgment in the recent case of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which considered the relationship between reasonable adjustments and the application of absence management policies.

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Post transfer events may be relevant when dealing with the ‘short term’ task exemption under TUPE

In the recent case of ICTS UK Limited v Mahdi & Ors, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that post transfer events may be relevant in cases dealing with the ‘short term’ task exemption under the TUPE Regulations.

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What employment law changes can we expect in 2016?

2015 was a busy year in employment law. Shared parental leave was introduced in the spring, enabling eligible parents or adopters to share up to 50 week’s leave and 37 weeks’ statutory pay. The saga of calculating holiday pay rumbled on through the judicial system and we were there at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) this month at the Lock …

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Update on the appeal in Lock v British Gas

Lock v British Gas was back in the EAT this week and we were tweeting live from the hearing. The EAT heard submissions on behalf of British Gas, Mr Lock and the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills (“BIS”).

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Calculation of holiday entitlement when working hours change

In the recent case of Greenfield v The Care Bureau Ltd the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) considered how an employer should calculate holiday entitlement where a worker has increased their working hours during the holiday leave year.

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