newsletter – Equality Act 2010 – compromise agreements

The general rule is that informal “out of court settlements” of employment disputes are not legally binding in the sense that they cannot exclude an employee’s right to take the matter concerned to an Employment Tribunal. As is well known, one exception to this general rule is a formal “compromise agreement”. Provided it complies with…

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newsletter – Equality Act 2010 overview

Important legislation such as the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 are all repealed (and replaced) and regulations such as the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 and the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003…

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everything, everywhere, except sensitivity when it comes to redundancies

[picappgallerysingle id=”288326″ align=”left”]Everything, Everywhere is the name for the merged operations of Orange and T-Mobile. Not surprisingly, the merger has led to the prospect of redundancies but, very surprisingly, the new Company has adopted a novel approach to notification to staff that they are at risk of redundancy. According to a report in today’s Daily…

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