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Employment Law
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Course Aims:

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

After completing the course you will:
  • After listening to this podcast, you will understand (i) the significance and limitations of the decision in Stringer v HMRC, (ii) the use of length of service as a criterion for redundancy decision following the case of Rolls Royce v Unite the Union (iii) the developments in the right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Stringer v HMRC, ECJ case C-350/06;
  • Stringer v HMRC [2009] UKHL 31;
  • Employment Rights Act 1996;
  • Working Time Regulations 1998;
  • McCulloch v ICI (2008) ICR 1334;
  • Rolls Royce Plc v Unite the Union (2009) EWCA Civ 387;
  • R (on the application of ""G"") v The Governors of ""X"" School and ""Y"" City Council (Interested Party) [2009] EWHC 504 (Admin);
  • Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Trust [2008] EWHC 1861 (QB).

This CPD podcast provides an overview of some of the current issues in Employment Law, including a review of the effect of the Stringer v HMRC decision, a consideration of the recent case law on right to legal representation in disciplinary hearings. It also analyses the important age discrimination case, Rolls Royce v Unite the Union and the future of 'length of service' criterion when making redundancy decisions.

Podcast added: 09/09/2011

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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