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Category Archives: Newsletters

Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability?

In the case of Taylor v Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd (16 December 2016) the EAT held that the Employment Tribunal had failed to properly consider whether Type 2 Diabetes was a progressive condition amounting to a disability under the …

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Bringing a Claim after Signing COT3

The EAT held that a second claim for disability discrimination could be brought by an employee even though a COT3 form had been used to settle the employee’s earlier claim. In the case of Department of Working Pensions v Brindley …

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Employment Law Newsletter – November 2016

Welcome to the November issue of the DBF Employment Law Newsletter… Last month turned out to be busy for the Courts with lots of big names making an appearance such as ASDA, UBER, the long awaited British Gas Trading Limited …

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Family Law Newsletter – November 2016

A very warm welcome to the next in our series of departmental newsletters.  This month’s focus is on our Family team. DeBrieF FACT SHEET Anita Shepherd – partner and head of Family – discusses Divorce Mediation and how it works. …

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Private Client Newsletter – August 2016

Welcome to our latest departmental newsletter.  The focus this month is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF Q&A Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client department – answers some of the most commonly asked questions when someone dies …

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Employment Law Newsletter – June 2016

Welcome to our June 2016 Employment Law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Religious Discrimination In the case of Wasteney –v- East London NHS …

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Employment Agency Amendment Regulations

From 8th May 2016, the conduct of employment agencies and businesses is governed by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business (Amendment) Regulations 2016 which updates the same Regulations of 2003.  The main change is the removal of the …

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Trade Union Act

The Act received Royal Assent on 4th May 2016. It provides the various provisions including: The requirement for at least 50% turnout in votes for industrial action to take place. In certain public services an additional threshold of 40% of …

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Consultation on Tipping

The Government has launched a consultation paper setting out it’s proposals for the handling of tips and services charges.  The proposals include: – Introducing a statutory provision to increase employer compliance. Improving transparency for consumers so that it is clear …

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Enforcement of Tribunal Awards and Settlements

BIS has published its form for claiming penalties from employers for non-payment of Tribunal awards or settlements. Where a claimant has not been paid any sums under a settlement or Tribunal award, they can ask BIS to issue a penalty …

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