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Statutory Pay increases

At the end of 2017, the government announced increases to certain rates of statutory pay. From April 2018 (date to be confirmed) the following rates will take effect: Statutory maternity, …

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PILONs, tax and termination payments

New rules are planned to come into force from 6 April 2018 which will affect the taxation of some non-contractual payments in lieu of notice. Background In general, if a …

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Detriment and knowledge

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Malik v Cenkos Securities Plc has held that a person who is alleged to have subjected a whistleblower to detriment must personally …

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Refusal to work

The Court of Appeal in the case of Rochford v WNS Global has held that it was not unfair to dismiss an employee when he refused to work following a …

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Employer liable for Data Protection breach of employee

The High Court has found a major supermarket chain vicariously liable for the actions of a ‘rogue’ IT Security Manager who breached data protection regulations. Background An employee of W …

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