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Under so-called ‘whistleblowing’ legislation workers who have made a ‘qualifying disclosure’ are protected against being dismissed or subjected to a detriment because they have done so. If it is found that an employee was dismissed because they blew the whistle on their employer then that dismissal will be automatically unfair.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new partner who will help lead the firm’s technology growth strategy across its offices.
Hewitsons’ specialist employment team works closely with the firms corporate team supporting a broad spectrum of their clients, from small start up companies to plc organisations, it also has strong links with the firms agricultural department and the recent European Court of Justice decision in the case of Tyco has been relevant to many of these clients.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeals against decisions of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice and Walker v Innospec and others  EWCA Civ 1000 which concerned the benefit entitlements of part-time workers and civil partners.
The Government has introduced a Housing and Planning Bill to Parliament which it hopes will help deliver the Government ambition of one million homes by 2020.
The Government has said that it plans to extend the current Shared Parental Leave system to include working grandparents.