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Employment law update: 0454 - Detriment Claims and Injury to Feelings
info 27-Sep-2018 10:12
The EAT has ruled that compensation for injury to feelings can be awarded where a worker has suffered a detriment for asserting their rights under the Working Time Regulations 1998 and further that compensation for injury to feelings is available for all unlawful detriments suffered under the Employment Rights Act.

National newsletter: Legal Eye, September 2018, Issue 18
info 25-Sep-2018 14:18
Legal and employment law updates from Prospect. This issue includes: a tribunal win for unfair dismissal against the Health and Safety Executive; a successful claim for industrial injuries benefit and a member who won her claim of pregnancy discrimination

Employment law update: 0453 - Employer's Knowledge of Disability
info 24-Sep-2018 16:02
The Court of Appeal has held that an employer did not have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability and so was not under a duty to make reasonable adjustments. This was because the employer had taken reasonable steps to ascertain the nature of the employee’s illness and could not reasonably have been expected to do more to investigate if she was disabled.

Employment law update: 0452 - The Date of Termination of Employment is not extendable in cases of genuine Gross Misconduct
info 15-Aug-2018 10:25
The EAT has held that where an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct and the employer has the right to summarily dismiss, the employee cannot receive the benefit of the statutory extra week to extend the qualifying period of service to 2 years for the purposes of claiming unfair dismissal.

Briefing: Flexible Working
info 7-Aug-2018 14:54
This newsletter explains the law around flexible working and highlights some of Prospect’s legal successes.

Employment law update: 0451 - Trade Union Representatives and Handling Confidential Information
info 3-Aug-2018 08:19
The Court of Appeal has decided that a trade union representative was protected from dismissal when he had received and used leaked confidential information during the course of his trade union activities.

Employment law update: 0450 - Pimlico Plumbers loses workers’ rights case in landmark ruling
info 19-Jun-2018 14:14
The Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision after a further appeal from Pimlico Plumbers which claimed that Gary Smith, who worked at the company for six years, was self-employed, deciding that an employment tribunal was “entitled to conclude” that Gary Smith was a worker.

Submission: Employment Status Consultation
info 1-Jun-2018 16:27
Prospect response to consultation on Employment Status