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4 August 2020 Furloughed employees entitled to full pay for redundancy purposes

The government has brought in new legislation to ensure that any employees who have been furloughed will have their statutory redundancy pay calculated based on their full-time wages as opposed their furloughed pay in the event that they are made redundant.

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12 November 2018 Part-time judges entitled to backdate judicial pensions

Part-time judges to be entitled to count years served prior to the Part-time Workers Directive 98/23 extending Directive 97/81 being transposed on 7 April 2000.

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8 June 2018 ECJ rules that lower termination payments for fixed-term workers under Spanish law is objectively justified

The ECJ has handed down two judgments in which it held that paying fixed term workers lower termination payments than permanent workers did not breach the Fixed-Term Work Directive (1999/70/EC).

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8 May 2018 EAT determined that failure to enhance Shared Parental Leave might be indirect sex discrimination

The EAT has decided that paying fathers and mothers different rates of pay whilst on maternity leave or SPL respectively can amount to indirect discrimination.

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13 April 2018 EAT rules that failure to enhance shared parental leave is not direct sex discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the purpose of maternity leave is to protect the health and wellbeing of a woman during pregnancy and following child birth.

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16 February 2018 Primark criticised for failure to introduce policy on gender reassignment

In a recent case of gender reassignment discrimination, the employment tribunal has ruled that Primark subjected the claimant to direct discrimination by failing to properly investigate complaints.

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2 June 2017 Holiday pay should include compulsory overtime for ambulance staff

Following on from recent holiday pay claims, the Employment Tribunal has ruled that non-guaranteed overtime worked by ambulance staff as a result of a shift overrunning should be included in holiday pay.

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5 May 2016 Trade Union Bill receives royal assent to become Trade Union Act

The new Trade Union Act 2015, due to come into force later this year, introduces a number of changes in relation to strike action.

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3 May 2016 Regular voluntary overtime should be considered 'normal' when calculating holiday pay

The Employment Tribunal has, in a recent decision (White & Others v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council[2016]), ruled that where voluntary overtime is…

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30 March 2016 Government responds to Tier 2 policy reviews by independent Migration Advisory Committee

The Government has announced its response to two reviews of Tier 2 policy by the Migration Advisory Committee.

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