Labour & European Law Review
16 June 2011
The government wrote last week to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) and asked it to look at the issue of internships and whether they should be paid, as part of the focus of its 2012 report.
Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) gives everyone the right to a fair and public hearing “in the determination of his civil rights and obligations”. The High Court decided, however, in Puri v Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that it did not apply to internal disciplinary procedures if the employee had not been deprived of the right to practise their profession.
The 2006 Employment Equality (Age) Regulations set out the procedure that employers must follow when they want to compulsorily retire an employee. In Bailey v R&R Plant (Peterborough) Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that employers must also tell employees what to include in their letter when exercising their right to request to stay on.