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Advocate general: Employment Appeal Tribunal was wrong in 'Woolworths' collective redundancy case

UK rules limiting collective consultation requirements to cases where an employer was proposing 20 or more redundancies "at one establishment" are  compatible with EU law, according to an adviser to the EU's highest court. 05 Feb 2015

Collective redundancy uncertainty continues for employers ahead of first EU ruling, says expert

Large retailers and other employers seeking to make a number of redundancies across multiple sites will be hoping for clarity from the EU this week when a provisional decision is published in the so-called 'Woolworths' employment case, an expert has said.... 03 Feb 2015

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EAT: employee who might be dismissed for gross misconduct may still be entitled to claim constructive dismissal

An employee is not prevented from resigning and bringing a constructive dismissal claim against a former employer by the fact that the employer may have been preparing a gross misconduct case against him, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. 27 Aug 2014

Employers can refuse to pay staff and prevent them working elsewhere when they leave in breach of contract, rules High Court

Businesses can prevent employees who resign from working for other companies during their notice period, and during the period that other post-termination restrictive covenants apply, without having to pay them during their notice period, according to a High... 07 Aug 2014

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