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Yearly Archives: 2010

New Compensation Limits

From 1 February 2011, increases to limits on some employment tribunal awards come into force following the publication of The Employment Rights (Increase in Limits) Order 2010. The increases are …

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Compromise Agreements and the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 appears to preclude lawyers who advised employees in relation to a disciplinary process from then advising on a related compromise agreement.

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Impact of the Spending Review on Public Services

The four year public spending plan was introduced by the Coalition Government this month (20 October 2010). The much publicised Review details how Britain’s deficit can be dealt with in order to restore economic stability. In an attempt to achieve the reduction in deficit, the Coalition Government announced in June 2010 that public spending would face the most dramatic reforms and as a result, Britain can expect to see a reduction in general government employment of 490,000 by 2014-2015.

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Redundancy Selection Pools and Unfair Dismissal

A recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Fulcrum Pharma (Europe) Ltd v Bonassera and another UKEAT/0198/10 has highlighted the importance of employers acting reasonably when establishing the selection pool for a redundancy exercise.

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