Papers

COVID AND THE RETURN TO WORK
Nathaniel Caiden, Cloisters Chambers

September 11, 2021

The workshop considered the most common issues facing employers and employees that arise from Covid-19 and returning to work. Including health & safety considerations, changing terms and conditions, holidays and claims of discrimination....

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FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE ACADEMIC WORKPLACE
Kathleen Heycock, Partner, Farrer & Co LLP and Jeremy Isaacson, Senior Associate, Farrer & Co LLP

September 11, 2021

In this session, Kathleen and Jeremy explored the legal duties on universities which require them to ensure freedom of speech for academics and visiting speakers, especially in the context of recent debates about ‘no-platforming’. They...

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THE INTERNATIONAL ELEMENT IN EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION
Paul Nicholls QC, 4 New Square Chambers

September 11, 2021

When will courts and tribunals have jurisdiction over non-UK parties? How have our jurisdiction rules changed following Brexit? What law will govern employment claims, including unlawful competition claims? What effect will the ...

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THE LAW ON CONSULTATION IN MID-LIFE CRISIS: IS IT STILL FIT FOR PURPOSE IN A POST-PANDEMIC LABOUR LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
Professor Alan Bogg, Professor of Labour Law, Bristol University and David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers

September 11, 2021

The law on consultation in relation to collective redundancies and transfers of undertakings remains based in the 1974-76 Social Action Programme of the EEC. These measures were directed at setting minimum standards at the European level wh...

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ET REMEDIES
Rebecca Tuck QC, Old Square Chambers

September 10, 2021

A recap on how to best present your schedule: * To counter schedule or not? * Schedules for mediation * injury to feelings - evidence to maximise an award * over to you- how confident are we about whether a scenario is in Lower vent...

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INVESTIGATING AND RESOLVING GRIEVANCES
Darren Newman, Darren Newman Employment Law Limited, Consultant, Writer and Trainer in Employment Law

September 10, 2021

What role does a grievance procedure play in employment law and what obligations does the law place on employer to provide employees with some means of redress? How does the obligation to investigate a grievance differ from the obligation t...

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PROTECTING SOLITARY BELIEFS AGAINST INDIRECT DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT LAW
Dr John Adenitire, Strategic Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University, London

September 10, 2021

This paper argues that the requirement of group disadvantage in indirect belief discrimination is incompatible with the human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The talk, tracing UK employment law disputes, argues that im...

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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND LABOUR LAW: RECOVERY OF A SHARED TRADITION?
Ruth Dukes and Eleanor Kirk, University of Glasgow School of Law

March 18, 2021

In the UK, the scholarly disciplines of industrial relations and labour law have common roots, above all in the pioneering work of Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Since the 1980s, the field, or fields, of study have been transformed, in part by c...

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TAKING BACK CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT LAW AFTER THE UK-EU TRADE AGREEMENT
Professor Michael Ford QC, University of Bristol

January 20, 2021

Introduction: • 23.6.16 Brexit Referendum - no legal effect. • 26.6.18 - EUWA 2018 given Royal assent (originally the Great Repeal Bill). • 31.1.20 - Withdrawal Agreement (WA) came into force (signed 24.1.20) = exit day. Domestic...

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SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE, SHARED PARENTAL PAIN?
Anna Beale, Cloisters and Robert Lewis, Mishcon de Reya

November 25, 2020

A practical session on shared parental leave covering: • top tips for and pitfalls to avoid in policy drafting; • interactive worked case study examples, to include potential discrimination claims; and • an overview of the inte...

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VICARIOUS LIABILITY
Gavin Mansfield QC and Charlotte Davies of Littleton Chambers

July 13, 2020

In this webinar, Gavin Mansfield Q.C. and Charlotte Davies of Littleton Chambers will discuss the recent Supreme Court judgments in WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants and Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants and consider the...

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WHISTLEBLOWING: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
Sean Jones QC and Jen Coyne, 11KBW

June 11, 2020

Sean Jones QC and Jen Coyne, 11 KBW discussed the current state of the law on Whistleblowing: New developments and Covid-19 considerations including the decision of Jhuti and explored the particular issues that Covid-19 has raised for em...

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EMPLOYMENT AS A RELATIONAL CONTRACT
Professor Hugh Collins, Cassel Chair of Commercial Law, LSE

June 1, 2020

Summary for this session: Although the contract of employment has often been described as a ‘relational contract’, it has been unclear what legal consequences are attached to that label. Recently, the theory and practice of relational c...

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THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME
Professor Alan Bogg and Professor Michael Ford QC

May 4, 2020

Professors Bogg and Ford QC produced their paper in conjunction with the webinars on 22 April and 4 May for the Society which looked at the recent ‘unprecedented’ establishment of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced on 20 Mar...

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TUPE ANOMALIES
Charles Wynn-Evans, Dechert LLP

February 27, 2020

After an initial quiet patch following the 2014 amendments there have been a number of interesting developments in relation to TUPE over the past couple of years which will be addressed in this session including areas as diverse as whether ...

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