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The Parental Bereavement Bill

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was published on 13 October 2017 and had its second reading in Parliament on 20 October 2017. It is proposed that employed parents who lose …

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Too much investigation?

Too much investigation? The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of NHS 24 v Pillar has considered whether a disciplinary investigation into gross misconduct was too thorough when it took …

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Industrial action – are specific dates required?

With rail strikes taking place across England this week, we look at the case of Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd v British Airline Pilots Association which considered what information is required …

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Post-termination restrictive covenants – importance of careful drafting

The Court of Appeal in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd has held that a non-compete restrictive covenant was invalid because it was too wide. Background Ms Tillman …

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Monitoring employee communications – a word of warning

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Barbulescu v Romania has held that an employee’s Article 8 privacy rights were infringed when his …

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