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Employment Law Review

Thompsons’ Employment Law Review is recognised as an authoritative source of comment and discussion from our trade union law specialists. Available to read here, and also via a weekly email bulletin, the Employment Law Review offers considerable insight into the latest issues affecting trade unions and their members.

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Weekly Issue 858

  • Rise in whistleblowing
  • Particular complaint
  • No extension of time

Weekly Issue 857

  • Women in construction
  • Redundancy notification
  • Reasonable time limit

Weekly Issue 856

  • Return of tribunal fees
  • Diplomatic immunity
  • No statutory cap

Whistle-blowing

Weekly Issue 858

Rise in whistleblowing

The body that gives advice and guidance to workers thinking about blowing the whistle has reported a significant rise in the number of calls it is receiving.

Employment rights

Weekly Issue 858

Particular complaint

Once someone has agreed the terms on which their employment is terminated should be aware that they may be restricted from bringing future tribunal claims.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 858

No extension of time

Although complainants have to bring their claims within a certain length of time, tribunals have the option to extend the limit depending on the circumstances.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 857

Women in construction

Although the number of women in the building trade has been rising over the years, it has not been helped by a lack of properly fitting protective equipment.

Redundancy and Protective Awards

Weekly Issue 857

Redundancy notification

The highest court in the land has clarified who qualifies as an official under legislation governing a situation where workers are going to lose their jobs.

Employment rights

Weekly Issue 857

Reasonable time limit

Although claimants have to abide by a fixed time limit for lodging a complaint, tribunals can give more time if they really believed it had been lodged in time.

Employment rights

Weekly Issue 856

Return of tribunal fees

The government has published proposals for introducing payments for claimants who want to lodge a tribunal complaint on the basis that they are affordable.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 856

Diplomatic immunity

Although states can claim exemptions from specific legal claims, they do not apply if the act of prejudice did not come from a deed carried out by that state.

Whistle-blowing

Weekly Issue 856

No statutory cap

The appeal tribunal has made clear that, if a contract term is invalid, then an employer cannot rely on the term to defend themselves from a tribunal complaint.

Health and Safety

Weekly Issue 855

Burnout Britain

New research has found that a substantial number of workers in the UK are having to take time off because of the high levels of anxiety they are experiencing.

Agency workers

Weekly Issue 855

Status of temporary pilot

The appeal tribunal has held that a tribunal was entitled to conclude that the claimant was a worker as it had taken into account all the relevant criteria.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 855

Passage of time

Although the issue of time is an important one when deciding certain termination cases, the appeal tribunal has made clear that it is far from the only one.