Included in this issue: Worker entitled to payment in lieu of accrued leave; failure to match shared parental pay with enhanced maternity pay; reasonableness of a non-compete covenant for a high potential recruit; dismissal fair despite failures to set out reasons for dismissing internal appeal; and more...


Holiday pay: worker entitled to payment in lieu of accrued leave for whole period that the right to take paid leave was denied, potentially up to 13 years

The Advocate General has issued a non-binding opinion concerning the arry over of paid annual leave.

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Shared parental leave: failure to match shared parental pay with enhanced maternity pay was directly discriminatory against male employee

An Employment Tribunal had held that an employer directly discriminated against a male employee by paying enhanced pay to women on maternity leave and statutory pay only to men on share parental leave.

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Restrictive covenants: reasonableness of a non-compete covenant for a high potential recruit

The High Court has upheld a 6-month non-compete restriction against an employee who rose from consultant to partner within a relatively short period of time.

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Unfair dismissal: dismissal fair despite failures to set out reasons for dismissing internal appeal or provide witness evidence explaining the appeal decision

The EAT had upheld a Tribunal's decision that a capability dismissal was fair in certain circumstances.

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Which employment law manifesto commitments made their way into the Queen's Speech?

The Queen's Speech was delivered on 21 June 2017, setting out the legislation that the Government intends to introduce in the 2017-19 Parliamentary session. 

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