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Tweets12A of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 permits Employment Tribunals to order employers to pay a financial penalty if they have breached a workers employment rights and there are “aggravating features”. This sum ordered is paid to the government and is in addition to any compensation ordered to be paid to the Claimant. Until the…

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An emoji image of Michael Salter employment law barrister

TweetAn annual tradition for employment lawyers occurs on 6th April 2019 when the new employment tribunal compensation limits come into effect. From that date: the cap on the unfair dismissal Compensatory Award raises to £86,444; “a weeks’ pay” raises to £525.00. Click here to read the The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019. Please…

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Tweet In two different cases in different courts and tribunals the same issue has arisen: what to do with a witness who, during a break whilst they are giving evidence, talks about their case in disregard to the judge’s prohibition to do this. The Employment Appeal Tribunal addressed this issue in Chidzoy v BBC; whereas…

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TweetIn Reynard v Fox HHJ Mathews sitting in the High Court recently held that Litigants in person should not receive special treatment when interpreting procedural rule simply by virtue of them representing themselves. The Employment Tribunal has an obligation to ensure that parties are on an equal footing, this is part of the Overriding Objective found in…

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