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Employment Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is suitable for employment practitioners and those interested in employment law issues of all levels and will provide an update on recent legislative and case law developments in the employment field. Listeners will get a clear understanding of a number of recent cases and their impact

After completing the course you will:
  • The background to the Gate Gourmet dispute and the law on unfair dismissal in situations of unofficial industrial action;
  • The implications of the decision in Gutridge v Sodexo;
  • The latest news on the implementation of the Agency Workers Directive and the enactment of the Equality Bill.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006;
  • Sodexo Ltd v Gutridge & Ors [2008] UKEAT 0024_08_3107;
  • Gutridge and Ors v Sodexo Ltd and another [2009] EWCA Civ 729;
  • Powerhouse Retail Ltd & Ors v Burroughs & Ors [2006] UKHL 13;
  • Sehmi v Gate Gourmet London Ltd UKEAT/0264/08; Sandhu and others v Gate Gourmet London Ltd UKEAT/0265/08;
  • Directive 2008/104/EC on Temporary Agency Work;
  • Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] UKHL 43;
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

This podcast provides an overview of some of the current issues in Employment Law, including a review of the Gate Gourmet dispute and the ensuing employment tribunal claims, a consideration of the recent case law on equal pay claims in a TUPE transfer situation, particularly the Court of Appeal case of Gutridge v Sodexo. It also discusses the implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive into the UK and provides an update on the progress of the Equality Bill.

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