Insight: UK Employment Law Round-up – August 2016

Employment Round Up THUMBNAIL In this month’s issue we consider the case of Dronsfield v. University of Reading, in particular the EAT’s observations in that case about how disciplinary investigations should be conducted and the role of HR in finalising investigatory reports and disciplinary decisions.
We also look at a recent case on the definition of “worker” for whistleblowing purposes, which established that, in some circumstances, a “worker/employer” relationship may be established between an agency worker and an end user.
We consider the “cautionary tale” of Byron Burger on how not to assist in a Home Office investigation, with a brief reminder of the risk of not carrying out appropriate “right to work” checks.
Finally, we consider what’s next for UK employment law – not just in the context of Brexit, but also in terms of the pledges and agendas our political leaders have set out.
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Gilla Harris

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Gilla has experience covering all aspects of commercial litigation and specialises in employment and regulatory issues. She has extensive High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords experience in addition to tribunal experience.

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Sarah Beeby

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Sarah is a partner and head of the Firm's tier one ranked People, Reward and Mobility practice in Milton Keynes. A very experienced employment lawyer, she undertakes a full range of employment work for a wide variety of clients in the private and public sectors, including many leading companies and household names. Sarah's work includes advising on large-scale redundancy and restructuring exercises, TUPE transfers and complex outsourcing arrangements, as well as advising on the employment aspects of large corporate transactions, having worked on numerous multi-million pound transactions for an impressive portfolio of clients.

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