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Unfair dismissal time limitThree months beginning with the effective date of terminationAn unfair dismissal claim must generally be submitted to the...
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19th May
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Discrimination arising from disabilityThis Practice Note covers an Equality Act 2010 provision which had no equivalent under the law which applied...
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19th May
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Employment tribunal case managementCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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19th May
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19th May
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No response, rejected response or claim not contested: employment tribunalsCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England,...
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19th May
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Office-holdersIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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How do you calculate the time limit for submitting an unfair dismissal claim to the employment tribunal?For information:•on time limits for the...
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19th May
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Statutory minimum noticeSection 86 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) provides for a statutory minimum period of notice that must be given...
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19th May
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Continuity of employmentUPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018, the government has indicated that it will legislate to extend the...
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19th May
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Early judicial assessment of employment tribunal casesCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland...
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19th May
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Definition of dismissal in unfair dismissalTo succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant must establish that they were dismissed by the...
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19th May
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Dealing with stress and mental ill health in the workplaceThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to...
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19th May
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19th May
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19th May
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Applicable law—which system of law applies to the contract or employment relationshipThis Practice Note examines how to determine which system of law...
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Produced in partnership with Edward Kemp of Littleton Chambers 19th May

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