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 ...
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 KC, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
POSITIVE ACTION IN THE WORKPLACE
Arpita Dutt and Amanda Steadman, BDBF LLP
February 25, 2020
Arpita and Amanda will: review the evolution of the legal framework around positive action; scrutinise the strengths and weakness of the current legislation; consider real-life examples of positive action in practice; survey how positive ac...
THE LAW COMMISSION PAPER: A LOGICAL STRUCTURE FOR EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS
John Bowers QC, Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford; Barrister, Littleton Chambers; Deputy High Court Judge and a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit
January 29, 2020
The Law Commission paper on Employment Hearings Structures raises many ideas and is wide ranging in scope. The subjects include Limitation periods, the scope of breach of contract claims, claims between multiple respondents, and appeals fro...