Category: Legal

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Time off for adoption appointments

For those of you who are in the process of adopting, or thinking about adopting, and working, it is worth noting that from 5 April 2015, employees and certain agency workers who are proposing...

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Annual increase in Tribunal awards and statutory payments

Tribunal compensation limits increased on 6 April 2015 under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 (SI 2015/226). The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims has increased from £76,574 to £78,335. The...

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Early conciliation and time limits

I blogged here and here that from 6 May 2014, it is compulsory for claimants to contact ACAS and attempt “early conciliation” (EC) before they can issue a claim in the Employment Tribunal. The time limit will...

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Whose rights take precedence: gay or religious belief?

The County Court for Northern Ireland has today delivered judgment in the well published ‘Gay Cake’ case of Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd et al (unreported), determining that a gay customer’s rights to...