Posts Tagged “employment law”

Does the Simmons v Castle 10% uplift apply to employment tribunal awards for injury to feelings?

by Laurie Anstis on February 27, 2015

As part of the Jackson reforms of civil litigation, in October 2012 the Court of Appeal announced in the case of Simmons v Castle that awards of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity were to be increased (…)

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2015 increase in employment tribunal compensation limits

by Laurie Anstis on February 16, 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 has now been published, giving the compensation limits that will apply¬†from 6 April 2015. The most significant items are that the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from (…)

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Caste discrimination

by Laurie Anstis on December 19, 2014

In Chandok v Tirkey the EAT has for the first time considered whether caste can fall within the protected characteristic of race for the purposes of the Equality Act. Langstaff P expressly disavowed the creation of any new general point (…)

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New holiday pay SI now published

by Laurie Anstis on December 19, 2014

The Deductions from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014¬†have now been published, with an intended implementation date of 8 January 2015. Regulation 2 applies the new two year limitation period only to the first category of deductions from wages under section 27(1) (…)

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Holiday pay back pay claims to be limited to two years

by Laurie Anstis on December 18, 2014

The government has announced today that it is introducing regulations to prevent holiday pay claims from stretching back more than two years. According to the announcement: “Changes made to regulations under the Employment Rights Act 1996 will mean that claims (…)

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