Employment Law Blog

Does the duty to make reasonable adjustments extend to making adjustments to help an employee physically get to work?

In 1999 in Kenny v Hampshire Constabulary [1999] IRLR 76, the Employment Appeal Tribunal stated obiter that the duty to make reasonable adjustments is restricted to job related matters and that
“[t]he provision of transport for getting to and fro from the employers’ premises is outwith the section. If […] Continue Reading…

Stress at work and Foreseeability of Injury

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Absence Management Survey 2013 confirmed that stress continues to be one of the most common causes of absence in the workplace.  In the face of rising employee stress levels the High Court has confirmed in Easton v B&Q plc [2015] EWHC 880 […] Continue Reading…

LLP’s – employment law or partnership law?

LLPs are not the same as partnerships and in the legal world these are becoming much more popular than the traditional partnerships. In a recent whistleblowing case, Bates van Winkelhof v Clyde & Co LLP , an LLP partner sought to seek protection as a whistleblower. The case ended […] Continue Reading…

New Rates for Compensation

New rates for statutory redundancy calculation and unfair dismissal compensation
The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 will come into force 6th April 2015. This Order increases the limits on compensation for a variety of employment law claims.
One key change is that the maximum amount of a week’s pay […] Continue Reading…

Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014

The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/3322) (“the 2014 Regulations”) came into force on 8 January 2015. The 2014 Regulation was implemented in response to the decision in Bear Scotland Ltd and others v Fulton and others (UKEAT/0047/1) (briefly, that holiday pay under regulation 13 of the […] Continue Reading…