Labour & European Law Review
04 July 2018
Acas, the conciliation agency, and the TUC have both issued advice to employers to ensure that workers stay safe in the sun (…).
Before lodging a tribunal claim, complainants usually have to engage in early conciliation through Acas. In Luton Borough Council v Haque the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that sections 207B(3) and 207B(4) of the Employment Rights Act (ERA) which extend the time for bringing proceedings have to be read in sequence rather than as alternatives (…).
Although employment tribunals have the power to make a wasted costs order against an unsuccessful party, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Wentworth-Wood and ors v Maritime Transport Ltd that they must take great care when doing so. In particular they must ensure that they have considered not only what specific conduct was “improper, unreasonable or negligent”, but also whether it resulted in unnecessary costs (…).