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  • Challenge to employment tribunal fees unsuccessful

    UNISON’s second challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees has been dismissed by the High Court. There were two challenges to the scheme. It was unlawful under the EU ‘effectiveness’ principle as it was virtually impossible or exceptionally difficult for potential claimants to bring a claim. It was indirectly discriminatory against women. Unison presented no […] The post Challenge to employment tribunal fees unsuccessful appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • When is obesity considered a disability?

    In the case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund, the European Court of Justice has decided that there are certain circumstances where it may be possible for an employee to show that they are disabled as a result of their obesity and will therefore be protected against disability discrimination. This is where the obesity is […] The post When is obesity considered a disability? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • ASA meeting ODPS co-regulation Designation requirements

    The ASA, together with Ofcom, co-regulates on-demand programme services (ODPS) subject to the ASA meeting Designation requirements defined under s.368A(1) Communications Act 2003. In a report published this week, Ofcom confirmed the ASA is meeting the Designation requirements, a view supported by report contributors Channel 4, UTV and Clearcast. The Designation has been amended, removing […] The post ASA meeting ODPS co-regulation Designation requirements appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Two year limit on holiday pay cases

    In the ever changing world of overtime and holiday pay, the government has now announced that claims to Employment Tribunals for back pay cannot stretch back further than two years. The changes will apply to claims made on or after 1 July 2015. It was previously thought, as long as there hadn’t been a break […] The post Two year limit on holiday pay cases appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Non-compliance to hit claims management companies in their pockets

    On 29 December 2014 the Compensation (Claims Management Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 will come into force, allowing the Claims Management Regulator (CMR) to fine claims management companies (CMCs) who breach their authorisation. Rules introduced in October set the standards expected of CMCs across advertising and marketing; running a business; taking on business and representing clients. […] The post Non-compliance to hit claims management companies in their pockets appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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