Category: Legal

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Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures revised

The revised Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures took effect from 11 March 2015. It confirms that employers must agree to a worker’s request to be accompanied to a disciplinary or...

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Decline in Employment Tribunal claims continues

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published statistics on Employment Tribunal (ET) claims for the period October-December 2014 on 12 March 2015. They show that the number of claims received by the ET in that...

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Zero hours contracts continue to rise

There has been considerable media coverage about zero hours contracts in recent times.  Indeed, the Labour Party’s manifesto for this year’s General Election included a pledge to ban zero hours contracts. A Labour Force survey conducted...

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Can claimants claim ET fees if their union paid?

It was blogged here that a successful claimant employee should expect to recover the fees he or she paid from the Respondent to make their claim at the Employment Tribunal (Vladimir Portnykh v Nomura...