Author: Vital Ruwala

24 Mar ACAS Guidance on Non-disclosure Agreements

ACAS Guidance for employers and workers on use of Non-disclosure Agreements (NDAs) The ACAS Guidance on non-disclosure agreements has been created to help employers and workers understand what NDAs are, how to appropriately use them and how to prevent their misuse. The Guidance is comprehensive and written...

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02 Sep Whistleblowing – public interest

The case of Okwu v Rise Community Action,  confirms that, in accordance with the Employment Rights Act 1996, section 43B, the disclosure itself does not need to be in the Public Interest but the employee or worker must have a reasonable belief that the disclosure...

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02 Aug Illegal workers

An employee who was paid a derisory sum to work as a live in house maid was entitled to bring claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions from wages despite having no legal right to work. The employer argued that that contract was void for...

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19 Jul Witness orders

The Employment Tribunal Rules (Rule 92 of Schedule 1 of the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 states that parties should copy other parties in to communication to the Tribunal except where there is an application for a witness order. It is...

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26 Jun Injury to feelings for racial harassment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi demonstrates that a one-off act of discrimination can result in an award for injury to feelings above the "lower band of Vento." In this particular case, an award of £16,000 was made for injury to...

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