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Trappist orders: two tribunal decisions concerning the definition of a 'protected disclosure' have made life more difficult for those contemplating such an act in the public interest. Nov 1, 2004 686
An even break? The prospect that employees will augment their holiday drinks budget by working their socks off in the three months before they go on leave seems to have receded. Sep 1, 2004 652
To hull and back: the Court of Appeal has decided that tribunals can award compensation for injury to feelings where an employee has suffered from the manner of an unfair dismissal. Jun 1, 2004 655
Tupe or not Tupe? Two cases in the European Court of Justice concerning transfers and early retirement suggest that trouble may be ahead for firms that have been involved in takeovers, warns Sue Nickson. May 1, 2004 613
A decent proposal? Encouraging tribunal applicants to accept an out-of-court settlement by threatening a costs claim is a tactic that employers sometimes use, writes Sue Nickson, but it's not without its risks. Feb 1, 2004 714
Status symbols: in which situations can a long-term agency worker be considered an employee? The legislation might seem clear on the matter, writes Sue Nickson, but of course it's not so simple in reality. Nov 1, 2003 638
A cautionary tale: any firm that thinks it can give final warnings to staff who have committed minor transgressions should think again, writes Sue Nickson. Disciplinary sanctions should be used with great care. Sep 1, 2003 639
An insensitive issue: the Court of Appeal has issued detailed advice for tribunals to follow when assessing damages for injury to feelings in cases of sex discrimination. Sue Nickson explains the new guidelines. (Legal). Jun 1, 2003 656
Desperately seeking Suzen? Two contrary rulings from the European Court of Justice have shrouded the law on transfers of undertakings in complexity for years, writes Sue Nickson, but the situation might soon improve. (Legal). Apr 1, 2003 641
Shy of retiring: people who continue working after their 65th birthday automatically lose crucial employment rights, but this cut-off is now underthreat. Sue Nickson explains the implications for employers. (Legal). Feb 1, 2003 658
Continental rift: companies should expect to have to consult employee representatives at a far earlier stage if they are preparing to make a major round of redundancies in future. (Legal). Nov 1, 2002 606
Foresight saga: the onus is on employees to raise their concerns if they feel they are under excessive stress. But employers can't shirk their duty of care where the risk is predictable. (Legal). Sep 1, 2002 663
Stolen time: employees have a duty not to act in a way that competes with their employers' best interests, but what happens when they resign to start up or join a competitor? (Legal). Jun 1, 2002 627
Till theft us do part: what do you do if you catch an employee with their hands in the till? Dismiss them instantly? Sue Nickson explains why it's dangerous to ignore procedure even in such clear-cut cases. (Legal). Apr 1, 2002 672
Playing away from home: should employers be responsible for their staff outside working hours, and can they act to protect their company image? Sue Nickson examines the issue of out of work misconduct. (Legal). Nov 1, 2001 713
Age shall not weary them. Brief Article Oct 1, 2001 781
The trouble with Tupe. Brief Article Sep 1, 2001 780
Take it to the limit. Brief Article Jul 1, 2001 782
Private functions. Brief Article Jun 1, 2001 643
Helping kids with homework. May 1, 2001 767
Takeover undertaking. Brief Article Apr 1, 2001 770
Wage slips. Brief Article Mar 1, 2001 782
Straight and narrow. Brief Article Feb 1, 2001 707
Big brother RIP? Brief Article Jan 1, 2001 605
Bonus points. Brief Article Dec 1, 2000 779
Discrimination is no joke. Brief Article Nov 1, 2000 705
Right to remain silent. Brief Article Oct 1, 2000 686
Is that a claim in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me? Brief Article Sep 1, 2000 849

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