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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 778

  • Increase in damages against trade unions
  • Dismissal without notice
  • Exaggerated claims

Weekly Issue 777

  • New guidance for pregnant workers
  • Certification rules
  • Identifying constructive dismissal

Weekly Issue 776

  • Avoid “one size fits all” hybrid working
  • No strike-out
  • Serious and imminent danger

Industrial Action

Weekly Issue 778

Increase in damages against trade unions

The government has passed a new law substantially increasing the amount of damages that the labour movement has to pay if they take illegal industrial action.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 778

Dismissal without notice

If an employee is found guilty of wrongdoing, their employer can terminate their employment without giving them any prior warning that they intend to do so.

UK Law

Weekly Issue 778

Exaggerated claims

If an employer makes an offer to an employee in order to reach an agreement, that offer cannot necessarily be relied on as testimony in a later tribunal claim.

Health and Safety

Weekly Issue 777

New guidance for pregnant workers

New rules have been introduced which means that employers now have to ensure that their workplace is safe for women who are pregnant, on a case by case basis.

UK Law

Weekly Issue 777

Certification rules

In order to pursue a claim at the tribunal, complainants must ensure that they have fully observed the legal requirement to follow the conciliation process.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 777

Identifying constructive dismissal

Although claimants have to stipulate the basis for their claim, there is also an onus on judges to carry out an assessment of what an individual is claiming.

Fixed-term, flexible and part-time workers

Weekly Issue 776

Avoid “one size fits all” hybrid working

A survey has found that when introducing more flexible ways of working, employers should be mindful that workers have different experiences and different needs.

Employment rights

Weekly Issue 776

No strike-out

In claims involving termination of employment, it is crucial for tribunals to hear all the testimony before coming to the conclusion that the claim is baseless.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Weekly Issue 776

Serious and imminent danger

Even if an employee really believes that certain conditions at work pose a grave risk to their health, it is not always unfair for an employer to dismiss them.

Health and Safety

Weekly Issue 775

Tripling of menopause complaints

The number of claims citing midlife change have increased dramatically over the past few years, according to an examination of the figures by an expert group.

Equality, discrimination and harassment

Weekly Issue 775

Statutory tests

It is not always unfair for an employer to dismiss a disabled worker even if they failed to introduce adequate measures as the tests are different in each case.

Unfair dismissal

Weekly Issue 775

Objective judgment

As there are different types of termination of employment claims, such as constructive and unfair, it follows that there are different tests that apply to them.