Labour & European Law Review
28 January 2015
The law provides that Acas, the conciliation and arbitration service, can publish Codes of Practice containing practical guidance in order to promote the improvement in industrial relations. The Codes have to be approved by both the Secretary of State and Parliament. One such Code is the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures.
When discrimination is “continuing”, the three month time limit for lodging a claim continues for as long as the discrimination continues. In Vernon v Azure Support Services Ltd and Port Vale Football Club and Bedding, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the rule still applies even if the identity of the claimant’s employer changes following a TUPE transfer.
Under the law, a worker off sick for an entire leave year and unable to take their leave during that year can carry over their entitlement and still be paid for it.