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Employment Law Update – January 2015

Martin Malone presents his first round-up of Employment Law news for 2015 in the January Employment Law update.

If you haven't already visited it, our CLB Employment website hosts a wide range of interesting and insightful articles looking at Employment Law matters. The CLB Employment blog is written by Martin Malone, one of the Partners here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors and the Head of our Employment Law department.

In his first Employment Law update of 2015, Martin looks at the issue of religious discrimination in the workplace, including the case of Amrik Singh Bilku, a Sikh and criminal defence solicitor who was told he would need to remove his turban in order to visit a client in HMP Belmarsh. The Employment Appeal Tribunal also addressed an important point in a separate case this month when it ruled that after a successful appeal against dismissal, an employee’s contract is automatically revived, without further steps needing to be taken by their employer.

Employment tribunals were also in the news in January after comments made by business minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe, criticising the continuing late payment of tribunal awards by employers. Also, Martin revisits the subject of backdated holiday claims and attempts by the government to limit the effects of any claims on employers.

To read these articles, and others, visit the CLB Employment blog by clicking on the links below.

Local Authority spending and the spiralling cost of the agency carousel

Government minister attacks “scandal” of non-payment of tribunal awards

Big payouts

A successful appeal against dismissal automatically revives the contract

Sikh Solicitor wearing turban refused access to HMP Belmarsh
By Martin Malone