Category: Legal

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Legal basis for the Access to Work scheme

Following on from my post here, I undertook some further research into the statutory basis for the Access to Work scheme, on the understanding that the Secretary of State for the Department of Work...

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Converting civil partnerships to marriage

The Government has announced the position in relation to same-sex marriages for those already in a civil partnership following the enactment of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. From 10 December 2014, same-sex...

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

At the Queen’s Speech on 4 June 2014, the Queen announced that the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will be introduced for debate in Parliament in the next session. The Bill includes:- Measures...

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Written warning was not a substantial disadvantage

In Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions UKEAT/0372/13/JOJ, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a written warning given to a disabled employee who was suffering from post-viral fatigue and fibromyalgia did...