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Employment Law Update - Issue 318 - July 2017

An employee claiming unfair dismissal on the basis of alleged whistle-blowing can benefit from the following:

In an unsurprising decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has handed down its judgment in the case of Fulton and another v Bear Scotland Ltd (No.2).

Whilst the decision confirms its previous position, it is a useful reminder that a gap of three months or more in a series of deductions (in this case, underpaid holiday pay) will mean that the Tribunal does not have requisite jurisdiction to hear the claimant’s claim.   

Facts of the Case

We previously wrote about the changes to PSC reporting requirements that were expected because of the UK Government’s commitment to implementing the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive (Fourth Directive). The Fourth Directive needs to be transposed into UK law by 27 June 2017. With this deadline fast approaching Companies House recently published a press release detailing the additional anti-money laundering measures which will come into force on 26 June 2017.  

Different corporate bodies

On 27 April 2017 the Advocate General issued an opinion in respect of the Lithuanian case of LitSpecMet UAB v Vilniaus lokomotyvu remonto depas UAB and another regarding the status under public procurement law of subsidiaries to Contracting Authorities.

Employment Law Update - Issue 316 - May 2017

Since Theresa May’s decision to call a general election to be held on 8 June 2017, there has been a flurry of campaigning activity among the UK’s political parties, which culminated last week in the release a number of official manifestos (the manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Party are freshly launched – we await to hear from the other main parties).

Independent Community Pharmacist magazine article - May 2017

Press clipping: Pharmacy and the Law Copyright CIG Ltd.

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU last June and Theresa May’s recent decision to trigger Article 50 will, to put it mildly, create one or two legal issues for the UK, or to put it more accurately, will create the mother of all legal messes.

Most of us are familiar with an employee’s right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing. This right is granted by statute. It is not an unlimited right and extends to a trade union representative or a work colleague only.

However, there are occasions where the employee’s right to be accompanied causes some headaches and difficulties, for example:

Public Procurement Law Update - April 2017

In our look at case law developments, we review the cases receiving attention since our last update in December.

Public Procurement Law Update - April 2017

New Crown Commercial Service guidance has been published regarding the transparency of suppliers and government to the public (February 2017) (PPN 01/17). The new PPN updates and replaces PPN 13/15 and applies to all central government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies (‘in-scope organisations’).

Public Procurement Law Update - April 2017

The European Commission has reviewed the performance of the Remedies Directives. The Remedies Directives were brought into effect in 2009 and introduced substantial remedies for breaches of public procurement law. The Commission has concluded that: