WorkLife entries posted during January 2016

PRA Issues Consultation Paper on Buy-outs

PRA Issues Consultation Paper on Buy-outs

Eleanor Rowswell and Fiona Lowrie review the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) issued CP2/16 Buy-outs of variable remuneration . This consultation paper follows on from earlier consultations of both the PRA and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on remuneration in which the regulators promised to give further thought to bought-out variable remuneration. This consultation paper is the fruit of that deliberation.  

Injury to feelings compensation…a taxing question

Injury to feelings compensation…a taxing question

The Upper Tribunal has given some clarity on the question of the taxation of an injury to feelings compensation payment made in connection with termination of employment.  Not a day to day issue for many employers – but one which when it does arise (and I’ve come across it on a number of occasions in my career) can be a huge sticking point as far as any settlement is concerned.

How far does an employee have to go to mitigate their loss?

How far does an employee have to go to mitigate their loss?

In the recent case of  Cooper Contracting Ltd v Lindsey,  the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) dismissed an appeal challenging the level of compensation awarded to Mr Lindsey following a finding of unfair dismissal in his favour.

Don’t believe the headlines – snooping on employees’ private messages

Don’t believe the headlines – snooping on employees’ private messages

Robert Lewis considers the European Court of Human Rights Case of Barbulescu v Romania and whether newspaper reports on extensive snooping powers for employers are accurate.