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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Victimisation – A Warning for Employers...

One employment tribunal claim is often more than enough for an employer to deal with, but imagine having not one, but seven tribunal claims to defend in addition to ten separate grievances to consider, all raised by the same employee? That was exactly what West North West Homes Leeds faced, with these claims and grievances forming the basis of the discrimination by way of victimisation claim raised by the employee and eventually considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Ltd.

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Seen It. Done It. Got The Hard Hat: Can Onshore Fracking Learn Any Lessons From Offshore?

Guidelines were issued by the UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) in February this year to assist operators with understanding their health, safety and environmental obligations in relation to onshore shale gas wells. It is clear that onshore hydrocarbon extraction using high volume hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is a new creature in the UK. So little is known about the pitfalls and consequences of fracking that, at present, these first draft guidelines only relate to the exploration and appraisal phases of shale gas developments.

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Retirement Age - The Final Chapter?

Is it lawful for partnerships to impose a mandatory retirement age of 65? The answer in Mr Seldon’s particular scenario was yes, but this by no means should be seen by employers or partnerships as a green light to require employees or partners to leave at 65.

This case has received a lot of publicity over the years but to recap, Mr Seldon was a partner in Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CWJ), a law firm which operated a mandatory retirement age of 65 for its partners.

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