Recording discipline related conversations – are they admissible in Employment Tribunals?

In the age of smartphones it is relatively easy for an employee to make covert recordings of conversations during meetings. Employees may feel that they want to safeguard their position in preparation for a Tribunal hearing by recording conversations.  In Vaughn v London Borough of Lewisham & ors the EAT stated that the practice is…
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Unite Legal Services achieve ‘double victory’ for Clapham and Streatham Counsellors

Unite members providing talking therapy services have been successful in their unfair dismissal and failure to consult claims against their employers, and had their employed status recognised. The employers are third party providers who tender for the services through the NHS PCT. Proposals by the PCT that the provision of talking therapy services could be…
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Relief for Litigators

Litigators across the country breathed a collective sigh of relief as the 73rd update to the Civil Procedure Rules came into force on 5th June 2013.  Coupled with the recent decision by the Court of Appeal in the case of Chartwell Estate Agents Limited v Fergies Properties SA & Hyam Lehrer [2014] EWCA Civ 506…
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How much is your holiday pay worth?

Summer’s approaching, which is a popular time for many to use a substantial portion of their annual leave. It therefore seems timely to discuss a recent decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) regarding holiday pay. Should commission be taken into account when calculating the worker’s statutory holiday pay? This was…
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