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Labour and European Law Review

Thompsons’ Labour and European Law Review (LELR) is recognised as an authoritative source of comment and discussion of rulings which fall under both UK and European law. Available to read here, and also via a weekly email bulletin, LELR offers considerable insight into the latest issues affecting trade unions and their members.

 

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Weekly Issue 743

  • Discrimination Against Older Workers
  • Breach of Statutory Right
  • Right of Appeal

Weekly Issue 742

  • Epidemic of workplace sexual harassment
  • Inducement or implementation
  • Part-time status

Weekly Issue 741

  • Day one flexibility
  • Fair warning
  • No right of appeal

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 743

Discrimination Against Older Workers

Research has found that mature jobseekers who lose their jobs are likely to face considerable prejudice when they try to find another role because of their age.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 743

Breach of Statutory Right

If an employer issues a directive that breaks the law, the employee has the right to lodge a claim asserting unlawful termination of employment on that basis.

Redundancy and Protective Awards

Weekly Issue 743

Right of Appeal

Although employees do not always have the right to resist termination of their employment, it was found to be a crucially important obligation in this case.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 742

Epidemic of workplace sexual harassment

A new report has found that the intimidation of women at their place of work is a widespread phenomenon, particularly for women of colour and the disabled.

Contract of employment

Weekly Issue 742

Inducement or implementation

The date when new conditions of employment are presented to workers is highly significant if those workers then want to bring a claim challenging the proposals.

Fixed-term, flexible and part-time workers

Weekly Issue 742

Part-time status

It is not discrimination if an employer fails to give a rest to part-time workers if the reason for the difference is applied to all workers across the board.

Fixed-term, flexible and part-time workers

Weekly Issue 741

Day one flexibility

The government is proposing to change the law on alternative working so that employees would have the right to request it from the outset of their employment.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 741

Fair warning

When considering dismissals following a caution, tribunals must focus on whether the decision to dismiss was fair and not whether the caution was appropriate.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 741

No right of appeal

Although employees generally have a right to appeal against a dismissal, the wording of the legislation indicates that the right does not apply in every case.

Vulnerable and migrant workers

Weekly Issue 740

Less job satisfaction for low earners

A study has found a significant drop in fulfilment at work for those at the lower end of the wage scale compared to high earners over the last three decades.

Redundancy and Protective Awards

Weekly Issue 740

Suitable employment

When deciding what constitutes an appropriate job offer to an employee after a reorganisation, tribunals must carry out a careful comparison with the old job.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 740

Acts of harassment

Contrary to previous decisions, it has been decided that terminating someone’s employment can constitute an act of intimidation under equality legislation.