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Employment Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast serves as an update to employment law practitioners on some of the current issues in the field. It touches on the application of the rules against age and disability discrimination, maternity rights and child care vouchers and the rights of employees whose employer is insolvent.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the current issues relating to age discrimination and on what basis it can be justified.;
  • Grasp the issues surrounding the compatibility of the UK's retirement age with current EU law. ;
  • Understand the current arguments over the status of child care vouchers. ;
  • Understand the recent changes to standing under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. ;
  • Get an update on the rights of employees under TUPE transfer schemes and 'Phoenix' administrative regimes.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and others v Homer UKEAT/0191/08;
  • Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd UKEAT/0395/08;
  • Clark v TDG Ltd (T/A Novacold) [1999] EWCA Civ 1091;
  • Coleman (Social Policy) [2008] EUECJ C-303/06;
  • Loxley v BAE Systems Land Systems (Munitions & Ordnance) Ltd [2008] IRLR 853;
  • The Incorporated Trustees of the National Council for Ageing (Age Concern England) v Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Case C-388/07);
  • Advocate General's Opinion MacCulloch v Imperial Chemical Industries Plc [2008] UKEAT 0119_08_2207;
  • Palacios de la Villa v Cortefiel Servicios SA [2007] EUECJ C-411/05;
  • Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm [2008] IRLR 700;
  • Da Silva v Composite Mouldings and Design Limited UKEAT/0241/08;
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975;
  • Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/3312);
  • Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000;
  • Pregnant Workers Directive (92/85/EEC);
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

This podcast serves to update the listener to some of the major themes and changes in the field of employment law. Issues discussed include developments in the law of age discrimination, child care vouchers and maternity rights, major changes to the law of disability discrimination and new guidance on the application of the TUPE regulations.

Podcast Added: 02/03/2009

NB: This podcast is currently under review following the enactment of the Equality Act 2010

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