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Methodist Minister was not an employee

The Supreme Court has overturned the decisions of the EAT and the Court of Appeal and held that a Methodist Minister was not an employee. She could not therefore bring an unfair dismissal claim. Ms Preston was ordained a Methodist … Continue reading

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Part 1 of Progress on Employment Law Reform

On 14 March 2013, the government announced that the new employment tribunal rules will come into force in summer 2013, rather than in April 2013 as previously expected. The government has just published a report, ‘Employment Law 2013: progress on … Continue reading

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Dismissal at the Request of a Third Party

The Employment Appeal Tribunal have recently considered whether it is reasonable for an employer to dismiss an employee when asked to do so by a third party without having first considered whether the request is justified. The EAT have recently … Continue reading

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100 City Traders at UBS put on risk of Redundancy

100 UK based staff at Swiss Bank UBS learnt they had lost their jobs, when they refused entry to their offices. The redundancies came as part of a worldwide cull of staff at UBS. The first the UBS staff were … Continue reading

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Government Proposes Unfair Dismissal Payouts to be Capped.

Business Secretary, Vince Cable has put forward proposals for consultation to limit the amount of compensation that a worker can be awarded at an Employment Tribunal. The current cap of £72,300 on awards for unfair dismissal is expected to be … Continue reading

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