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News & Events: Heather Platt

Events
15th Oct 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Employment Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers Employment team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. Venue Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a look […]

Events
7th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Employment Law Seminar – Poole

Pump Court Chambers Employment team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. Venue Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LW Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a […]

Blog 8th August 2018

What’s new with Trade Secrets?

With the tennis, the world cup, President Trump’s visit, the heatwave and the endless Brexit drama, it may have escaped you that on 9 June 2018 the Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc) Regulations 2018 came into force. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know when dealing with the errant employee who has run […]

Blog 1st December 2017

Religious discrimination in the work place

The issue of religious discrimination in the work place is a sensitive one which employers need to consider carefully. As set out in the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful to discriminate against individuals because of their religion or belief, or lack of religion or belief either directly or indirectly. Given the diversity of religions […]

Blog 3rd October 2017

Discrimination: something arising from disability

It is no secret that there are immense pressures upon teaching staff in UK schools at present. Teacher shortages, increased workloads, and constant assessments have lead to stressful working environments across the country. These environments can affect some more than others, particularly those with disabilities. In the recent case of City of York Council v […]

Blog 29th July 2016

Heather Platt reviews restrictive covenants for LexisNexis

Heather Platt’s article for LexisNexis considers the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the agricultural industry. This article was first published on LexisPSL Employment on 28 June 2016. Enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants within the agricultural industry 28/06/2016 Employment analysis: The recent case of Pickwell v Pro Cam considered the enforceability of post-termination of employment restrictive […]

Blog 27th November 2015

President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal considers 10% uplift should apply to tribunal awards

Langstaff HHJ (the President of the EAT) has today handed down judgment in the case of Beckford v London Borough of Southwark UKEAT/0210/14/JOJ The appeal deals with two points which are of importance: The consideration of reasonable adjustments and the impact of disability when a tribunal is considering reengagement under section 115 Employment Rights Act […]

Blog 15th July 2015

Gay cake row

Not the latest cupcake, popcake, cronut or yumdough! But the case of Gareth Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd & Colin McArthur Ltd & Karen McArthur Ltd heard in the High Court of Belfast last month. This case has received a good deal of media attention. The judgment was handed down in the same week […]

Blog 1st June 2015

Another near miss?

Well, we avoided May bank holiday standstill on our railways. However, Network Rail have announced that they will strike in June 2015 on two days as the RMT workers are left with no option, following the latest pay offer from Network Rail. The rail workers have been offered very small pay rises and no compulsory […]

Blog 21st May 2015

Bank holiday strike?

As many of us contemplate traffic jams this weekend and whether we can have our rail tickets refunded, here is a timely reminder of the decision in the case of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers v United Kingdom [2014] IRLR 467 The case was unwelcome news for employees but welcome news […]

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