UK employment law news

Our news bulletins aim to highlight some of the most significant recent developments in UK employment law and practice. Colina Greenway is always happy to discuss the impact of these and other developments on particular client circumstances.

Increases in compensation limits

The annual increases in compensation limits for statutory employment claims have been passed into law, taking effect on 6th April 2015.

Continuing decline in claims presented to employment tribunal

The latest figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that the number of single claims presented to the employment tribunals in the quarter ended June 2104 has declined by 70% compared to the same period in 2013 and by 30% compared to the first quarter of 2014.

Amendments to flexible working regime

With effect from 30th June 2014 the current employee right to request flexible working will be extended to any employee with 26 weeks’ continuous employment and the current statutory timetable for considering requests, will be replaced by a requirement to give reasonable consideration to requests.

Major changes to employment tribunal rules

With effect from Monday 29th July a number of radical changes to the employment tribunal system used for litigating all statutory employment claims and smaller contract claims arising from employment or its termination will take effect.