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Remote Tribual Hearings in Scotland

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The President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland) has issued a  Practice Direction  and further informal guidance on the fixing and conduct of remote hearings. One interesting aspect is that the parties will have to conduct tests with a...

New EAT Practice Direction: Remote Hearings

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The President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Choudhury P., has issued an EAT Practice Direction on Remote Hearings which takes effect today. It revokes and replaces paragraph 19 of the 2018 Practice Direction, and covers: - the procedure for sitting...

Some Little Things...

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Some little things you might have missed... 1.  It is now too late to put somebody on furlough for the first time.  Yesterday was the last day.  But if someone is or has previously been on furlough, they are eligible to continue until the...

Redundancy Quick Guide: Using a 'Pool of One'

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Redundancy Quick Guide: Using a 'Pool of One' Sometimes, choosing a redundancy selection pool is pretty easy; for example, where there’s a specific role that is disappearing and just one employee who does it.  An often quoted example...

Marriage Discrimination

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Can a decision to dismiss a church minister because his marriage has broken down amount to marriage discrimination? Yes, but not on the facts of this case, held the EAT in  Gould v St John's Downshire Hill . The Claimant, who was the vicar of an...

Redundancy: Competitive Interview Processes

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May an employer reasonably use an interview process when considering redundant employees for alternative employment? Yes, held the EAT in  Gwynedd Council v Barrett , particularly when the applications are not for the same or a substantially similar...

Recording: Q&A Session with President of Employment Tribunals (E&W)

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This morning, newly appointed President of Employment Tribunals (England & Wales), Judge Barry Clarke, took part in an online Q&A session for tribunal service users, split equally between lawyers, employers and employees. He spoke for about 20...

Employment Tribunals - Road Map

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The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (E&W, and Scotland) have  updated their FAQ document  containing details of how tribunals will operate during the coronavirus crisis. There is a  new road map  (from page 19).  You need...

Update: Furlough Scheme

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  We are awaiting updates to the Treasury Direction and the Employer's Guidance - and the devil will always be in the detail - but these are the headline points...

Employment Tribunals listing direction review outcome

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The Presidents of Employment Tribunals (England & Wales and Scotland) have carried out a  second review  of their Joint Direction, first issued on 19 March 2020, amended on 24 March 2020 and subject to a first review on 29 April 2020, regarding...

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