Holiday Pay, ELiAction

Holiday Pay – Annual leave should not be automatically lost

Holiday Pay – Annual leave should not be automatically lost A worker cannot automatically lose his acquired rights to paid annual leave because he did not apply for leave. In the case of in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu, Mr. Tetsuji Shimizu, who was employed by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, was invited to take his remaining leave two months…

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budget, Employment law in action

Budget – October 2018

Budget October 2018  The Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament yesterday (the final Budget before the UK leaves the EU).  Here is a summary of what was announced. The tax-free Personal Allowance will rise to £12,500 The personal allowance threshold to rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April 2019 The Higher Rate Threshold will increase…

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Termination of employment

Dismissing Staff

Dismissing Staff I have an employee with more than 2 years’ service who is accused of gross misconduct (e.g. drinking in the workplace/theft/fraud/violence), how sure do I have to be before I dismiss? While misconduct is one of the five potentially fair reasons to dismiss, it is essential that employers do not act hastily. For a…

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Bakery win Supreme Court Appeal

Bakery in ‘gay cake’ row win Supreme Court Appeal

Bakery in ‘gay cake’ row win Supreme Court Appeal The Christian owners of Ashers, a Northern Irish bakery, who refused to bake a cake containing a message supporting gay marriage, have won their appeal at the Supreme Court. In 2014 Mr Lee, a gay rights activist, brought legal action against Ashers after they refused to…

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