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Procedure-free dismissal found fair!
 Don’t try this at home!

Procedure-free dismissal found fair!
 Don’t try this at home! Loss of “trust and confidence” is often pleaded as a basis for a fair dismissal, but rarely successfully. Employment Tribunals are astute to employers using it as a short cut to address performance or...

Back to work or at risk?

Back to work or at risk? With the furlough scheme winding down has there been an increase in the number of people “at risk” and being made redundant? Redundancy advice to ACAS has tripled since the Furlough scheme changed in August when employers are now having to...

Redundancies: Let’s Start at the Beginning

Redundancies: Let’s Start at the Beginning An unfortunate corollary of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the influx of DLP clients (new and existing) who have contacted us to discuss potential redundancy situations. SO, WHAT IS A REDUNDANCY AND WHAT IS THE PROCESS...

But Not All Tribunal Cases Are Won…

But Not All Tribunal Cases Are Won… JESS VARNISH LOSES HER APPEAL AGAINST BRITISH CYCLING FOR NOT BEING CLASSED AS AN EMPLOYEE SUMMARY OF CASE The former Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish lost her employment tribunal appeal against British Cycling, which...

Equal Pay Dispute Goes to Supreme Court

Equal Pay Dispute Goes to Supreme Court SUMMARY OF CASE Asda supermarket workers’ long-running legal battle to receive pay equal to their colleagues who work in the company’s warehouses is being considered in a virtual hearing that got under way at the supreme court....

Competitive Interview Process During Redundancy

Competitive Interview Process During Redundancy SUMMARY OF CASE In Gwynedd Council v Barratt, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the fairness of using a competitive interview process in a redundancy exercise. The claimants were teachers that were made...

UK Workers Return to Office?

UK Workers Return to Office? As Boris Johnson eases lockdown further as he pushes for a “significant return to normality” he is advising that employees can return to the office environment from 1st August in a bid to save the economy. The Prime Minister also said that...

Consequences of Abusing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Consequences of Abusing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme HMRC has been clear that it will investigate any suspected abuses of the scheme, and has said it will not hesitate to take criminal action in the most serious cases. STATISTICS 
One million employers used...

DLP Legal Wins Landmark Employment Tribunal

DLP Legal Wins Landmark Employment Tribunal

DLP Legal Wins Landmark Employment Tribunal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judith FiddlerPhone: 0113 283 9000Email: Judith@dlp.org.uk DLP LEGAL WINS LANDMARK CASE FOR BEAUTY INDUSTRY WORKERS Ruling could have long-reaching effectsfor other self-employed workers...