• Tribunal fees would be scrapped under Labour government.

    The Labour government plans to abolish the current employment tribunal fees regime if elected in May 2015, shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, told delegates at the Trade Union Congress (TUC) conference this week. Describing the current procedure as “unfair and unsustainable”, Umunna said a future Labour government would reform the employment tribunals system to ensure…
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  • Lib Dems to pledge longer paternity leave in manifesto.

    The Liberal Democrats will pledge to give fathers an extra four weeks’ paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election. The allowance will be extended from two to six weeks, under the Lib Dem proposals. Lib Dem Business and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said the move was intended to “establish the important role for…
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  • Disabled employee did not need job interview.

    Reasonable adjustments could include finding alternative employment by informal means. The case London Borough of Southwark v Charles is a clear example of the proactive approach expected of employers when it comes to the obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. Facts Charles was one of several employees placed at risk of redundancy who…
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