WorkLife entries posted during January 2015

"Clocking-off"

"Clocking-off"

Following Kathryn Pickard's article on the French "clocking-off" agreement, Katie Rigg spoke to Jennifer Carrel and Aurore Tissandier of the law firm UGGC Avocats in Paris ( http://www.uggc.com/en ) to seek their views on the agreement and its effect on French labour law.

A reasonable companion? ACAS updates its Code

A reasonable companion? ACAS updates its Code

As you will all know, workers have the right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union representative when they are asked to attend a disciplinary or grievance hearing.  The entitlement is enshrined in the Employment Relations Act 1999 which provides that the right will apply where the worker "reasonably requests to be accompanied at the hearing".

What is the impact of a successful appeal by an employee against dismissal?

What is the impact of a successful appeal by an employee against dismissal?

What is the impact of a successful appeal by an employee against dismissal? The answer is well-established - it revives retrospectively the contract of employment, so the employee continues to be employed as if they had never been dismissed.  But what is the position when the person or people hearing the appeal does/do not expressly order reinstatement? Does the contract still revive? Yes. To quote the President of the EAT in a recent judgement, “ Where a decision is to dismiss…any success on...

More Tribunal reform

More Tribunal reform

The Government has recently published a Consultation on amendments to the Employment Tribunals postponement procedures under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Bill with the aim of making the Tribunal service more efficient for all users ( click here ). The consultation will close on 12 March 2015.