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All employees are under a duty of fidelity to their employer. The duty of fidelity is also known as the duty of good faith, or of loyalty.Fidelity is...
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9th Nov
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[To be typed on employer’s headed notepaper][Enter name and address of employee][Enter date]by handDear [enter name]Garden leaveI refer to [[enter...
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9th Nov
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[Strictly private and confidential][Address][Date]Dear [enter name(s) of relevant individual(s) at the transferor],Proposed transfer of [enter...
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[To be typed on headed notepaper of transferee][Strictly private and confidential][Address][Date]Dear [enter name(s) of relevant individual(s) at the...
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9th Nov
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To succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant must establish that they were dismissed by the employer. A contract of employment may...
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9th Nov
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[To be typed on headed notepaper of employer][Date]Dear [insert name of employee],Re: [insert name of employer] (the Company)Following our most recent...
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9th Nov
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Three months beginning with the effective date of terminationAn unfair dismissal claim must generally be submitted to the employment tribunal within...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 (Week’s Pay Amendment Regs 2020),...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until...
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9th Nov
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1Paragraph 1 of the Grounds of Claim is admitted.2As to paragraph 2 of the Grounds of Claim, it is denied that the Claimant’s colleagues were...
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9th Nov
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Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the pension provision that went with that job. An...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. 12th Jan
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[Insert date][Insert] Employment Tribunal[insert address]To the [insert] Employment Tribunal[Insert case name]Case No: [Insert case number]...
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9th Nov
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[Insert in para 8.2 of claim form ET1:]1The Claimant was employed by the Respondent as a [job title]. She worked at the Respondent’s premises at...
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Collective agreements are agreements negotiated between one or more trade unions and employers or employers' associations and which relate to one or...
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Date: [insert date]Dear [insert name of employee]Congratulations and thank you for telling me about your pregnancy and the date that your baby is due....
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): On 11 May 2020 the Certification Officer published advice on complying with the Trade Union and Labour Relations...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers 9th Apr
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Although industrial action is often seen primarily as a battle between an employer and a trade union, it must be remembered that:•the union is only...
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9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note is updated to take account of changes relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. See: Complaints and...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note examines the procedure for changes to union recognition, particularly where the bargaining unit is no longer appropriate or where...
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9th Apr
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Industrial action will usually give rise to tortious liability at common law, both on the part of the participants and the trade union that organised...
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9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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ListingOne of the administrative functions of the Certification Officer (see Practice Note: The Certification Officer) is to maintain a list of trade...
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9th Apr
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An employer may 'recognise' a trade union for a number of different purposes, and at one of a number of different ‘levels’. On the other hand, even...
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9th Apr
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The organisation of industrial action by a trade union will usually give rise to some form of liability at common law. For example, calling workers to...
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9th Apr
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Both workers and employers may form groupings that could generally be described as ‘unions’. In the case of employers these are usually called...
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9th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note is updated to take account of changes relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. See: The questions...
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9th Apr
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AuthorisationMany employers enter into arrangements with one or more trade unions for the deduction by the employer of union subscriptions from the...
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9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Trade Union Act 2016 includes various measures in relation to unions including changes to the role of the Certification...
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9th Apr
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A number of specific rights are conferred on an independent (see Practice Note: Trade union listing and independence) trade union once it has been...
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9th Apr
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Membership of a trade union gives an individual worker access to advice and other assistance from the union in a number of work-related...
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9th Apr
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Collective agreements are agreements negotiated between one or more trade unions and employers or employers' associations and which relate to one or...
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