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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.

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Tweetand other odd laws have been identified by the Law Commission in their Legal Oddities post here! Topically these include it being illegal to slide on ice in the street. However, thankfully, you can be within 100meters of the monarch without wearing socks!

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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 The UK and Northern Ireland Late last year papers were full of decision in Lee v Ashers Baking Company and others. In this case the Supreme Court determined that a Northern Irish baker did not directly discriminate against a gay male when it refused to bake a cake bearing the message “Support gay marriage”.…

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TweetI have been appointed to sit on the Bar Standards Board’s Disciplinary Committee as of 1st May 2018. The role involves ensuring that members of the Bar reach the high standards clients and other users of the legal system can expect from them

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TweetI am pleased to announce i have been appointed to Sports Resolution‘s Integrity and Discipline, and Equality and Discrimination panels, which provide independent and binding decisions to disputes within the sporting world. The appointment runs until 2021.

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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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TweetThe amount of compensation claimants can receive for injury to feelings will get a slight boost when the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals new guidance on this comes into effect on 6th April 2018. The changes are nothing radical but reflect the application of RPI All Items Index to the compensation limits in the Presidents’…

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