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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Unfair Dismissal And Whistleblowing - New Legislation Takes Effect Today

A reminder of the key employment law changes which take effect from today, 25 June 2013 in relation to unfair dismissal and whistleblowing.

From today, an employee can bring a claim for unfair dismissal without any qualifying period of service, where the reason or principal reason for the dismissal is or relates to the employee’s political opinions or affiliation.  This follows on from the decision last year in the European Court of Human Rights in which the Court said that the freedom of assembly (contained in Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights) applies to a

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#Poyet #Awkward

Morag Hutchison

Ah Sunday night, time to relax before Monday morning and the world of employment law kicks off again.  Sitting down to watch Nigeria v Spain in the Confederation Cup it seems that employment law doesn’t take the weekend off.   Just as Gus Poyet, manager of Brighton and Hove Albion and pundit on MOTD for the match, was getting ready to discuss the first half he apparently received the news from the BBC production team that his club had just issued a statement confirming his dismissal “with immediate effect”.  Poyet claimed that was the first he had been notified of the de

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When The Safety Net Fails

Liam Young

It may be difficult to find fault with the intentions behind the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) - a safety net for pension scheme members in case their employers go insolvent. It is funded by an annual levy from each eligible employer in the UK, with those most at risk of insolvency paying the highest levy. Furthermore, the PPF hopes to be self-sustainable by 2030, and a self-sustainable safety net is the best kind of safety net.

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