Priti Patel’s defenders say her breaches of the ministerial code were inadvertent. David Green considers whether this would fly as a defence to bullying allegations in the Employment Tribunal?
Henry King considers a recent EAT decision setting out helpful guidance for how Tribunals balancing legitimate aims pleaded by an employer against the discriminatory effects suffered by employees in cases of objective justification.
In this latest instalment of our 12 from 12 series, Andrew Watson considers the most important changes to the Employment Tribunal Rules and how they might change the conduct of Tribunal proceedings on the ground.
Georgina Churchhouse reflects on the use of video link technology to conduct longer and more complex Tribunal hearings, following her recent experience of conducting a long hearing remotely.
HHJ Tucker has, in her EAT judgment in C v D, set out some useful guidance encouraging employment lawyers to move away from the common ‘narrative’ style of Tribunal pleadings.
The first Presidential Guidance on vulnerable parties and witnesses in employment tribunal proceedings was issued this April. Key parts of the guidance deal with (i) identifying when a participant is vulnerable, and (ii) case management: directions and orders.
The latest survey of Employment Tribunal applications has been released, providing Tribunal users with helpful insight into litigants, cases and settlements. This 12 from 12 article provides a handy run down of some of the takeaway points.
The High Court in Duchy Farm Kennels v Steels has handed down a decision on the nature of the confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement that might leave some employment lawyers scratching their heads.