Monthly Archives: June 2012

Guest Post: Is the ET backlog really a problem? – by Anya Palmer

I’m tremendously pleased to host this guest post from Anya Palmer a barrister from Old Square Chambers. As a leading employment law practitioner Anya is ideally placed to look at the how the press reports the workload of Employment Tribunals … Continue reading

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Was a doctor really disciplined for sharing his Christian faith?

Sometimes you come across an article in a newspaper that is so wrong – so utterly and completely wrong and unfair, but in a self-satisfied and smug sort of way – that you just want to scream. My neighbours can … Continue reading

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On the long, drawn out death of the ‘no-fault dismissal’

It seems that the Government is about to announce the final death of the ‘no-fault dismissal’ as it announces the results of its call for evidence on the issue. This morning I was struck by two very different obituaries for … Continue reading

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Settlement Agreements and ‘no-fuss sackings’

The Guardian carried an interesting story on Sunday night headed ‘No-fuss sacking payouts included in employment law overhaul’. This article makes the remarkable claim that the new Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will allow employers to ‘sack their workers by … Continue reading

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Time to get radical with whistleblowing

Nothing to complain about today, which is obviously a bit irritating. However I did notice two news stories that raise some interesting (I think) issues around whistleblowing. In this story¬†(from last week) the Guardian reports that Michael Woodford, the former … Continue reading

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