• Craig Ludlow

    Craig Ludlow speaks on flexible working at successful Acas conference

    3PB's Head of Employment and Discrimination Law Team, Craig Ludlow, pictured here, joined Acas and other guest speakers at the Acas conference to discuss key legal considerations for flexible work requests. A recent Acas survey found that half of employers in Great Britain expected an increase in demand for flexible forms of working from employees, including hybrid options. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that there remains a significant mismatch between employees' preferences towards...

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  • Our May 2022 employment law newsletter is out now!

      Welcome to May's Employment Law newsletter Spring is here: whilst April saw unseasonably dry conditions in a meteorological sense, there has been a metaphorical flood of interest and debate taking place as to what the future may, and should, hold in terms of remote and flexible working as we appear to embark upon what may be regarded as a post-pandemic era. News items in this edition cover:  - The CIPD Survey on attitudes to home...

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  • Craig Ludlow

    Craig Ludlow speaks on flexible working at Acas conference

    Flexible working: a strategic approach to increase productivity and tackle skill shortages - 12 May 2022 A recent Acas survey found that half of employers in Great Britain expected an increase in demand for flexible forms of working from employees, including hybrid options. However, there is growing evidence to suggest that there remains a significant mismatch between employees' preferences towards different types of flexible working and employers' offerings, leading to various degrees of costly workplace...

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  • April 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to April's employment law newsletter In the April edition of our employment law newsletter, we welcome Craig Ludlow's appointment to the Editorial Board of the Employment Lawyers Assocation (UK) Briefing magazine; report on the Fifth Addendum to the ET Presidential Guidance on awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury and other statutory increases to compensation from 6 April; and consider the ET's roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over...

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  • A roadmap for how Employment Tribunal hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023

    The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (England, Wales and Scotland) have issued a Road Map for how hearings will be conducted over 2022 to 2023. The Road Map is essential reading for all employment practitioners. However, in summary, different Employment Tribunals in different regions may move at different speeds and the decision about the format of a hearing in any particular case will always be a matter for a Judge to consider (and the parties...

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  • Craig Ludlow

    Craig Ludlow appointed to the Editorial Board of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK) Briefing magazine

    Craig Ludlow, Head of 3PB’s Employment & Discrimination Law team, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK) Briefing magazine. The Employment Lawyers Association is an apolitical organisation representing the views and interests of just over 6,000 specialist, qualified employment lawyers in the UK. View Craig Ludlow's profile here. If you would like to subscribe to 3PB's monthly newsletter or to instruct Craig, please contact his clerk Russell Porter on...

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  • March 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to March's newsletter In this edition of our employment law newsletter, our news section considers the impact of the lifting of the last Covid restrictions on employers; updated Acas guidance for bereavement and the Home Office's postponement of the digital right-to-work checks.  Legal analysis is provided by our members: - Alex Leonhardt looks at the limits of “firing and re-hiring”, with his analysis of USDAW & Ors v Tesco Stores Limited [2022] EWHC 201 (QB); -...

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  • Craig Ludlow

    Craig Ludlow on Industrial Action: the present limitations on the ability of trade unions to call industrial action

    Craig Ludlow, Head of 3PB’s Employment & Discrimination law team, analyses the present ability of and limitations on Trade Unions to call industrial action. To read Craig’s article, click here. View Craig Ludlow's profile here. The article will feature in the employment law group’s next monthly newsletter. If you would like to discuss this article further, subscribe to the newsletter or to instruct Craig, please contact his clerk Russell Porter on russell.porter@3pb.co.uk.

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  • February 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to February's employment law newsletter In our February newsletter, our news section considers the final decision in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and ors; the latest Covid-19 legal requirements and the government's likely decision to scrap the jabs for NHS staff policy.  Case law analysis is provided by - Alex Leonhardt on the CoA decision on vicarious liability and “horseplay” in the workplace in Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2022] EWA...

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  • January 2022 employment law newsletter out now!

      Welcome to January's newsletter I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year on behalf of all of us at 3PB's Employment and Discrimination Law team. Our first newsletter of 2022 is packed full with employment law news, including a new Practice Direction on the neutral citation of EAT judgments, guidance from ACAS on hybrid work/working from home and how to make changes in employment contracts; a government consultation on the Bill of...

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  • Stephen Wyeth

    Stephen Wyeth successful in COVID-19 unfair dismissal health and safety case

    Employment law barrister Stephen Wyeth was successful in the ET acting for the claimant in Mr C Preen v Coolink Ltd and Mr R Mullins: 1403451/2020 in an automatic unfair dismissal claim for a health and safety reason under s100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 involving COVID-19. The claimant, Mr Preen had been employed since 1 April 2019 by the respondent as an air conditioning and refrigeration engineer, providing routine servicing, maintenance and emergency...

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  • December 2021 employment law newsletter out now

      Welcome to December's employment law newsletter Our last newsletter of 2021 reports 3PB's appearance in the Supreme Court on a holiday pay appeal. We consider the latest developments at Yorkshire County Cricket Club following the allegations of racial harassment and bullying made by Azeem Rafiq and look at Mark Green’s recent training session on discrimination for the ELA. Case law analysis is provided by - Naomi Webber on discrimination in pregnancy with R (the Motherhood Plan & Anor) v Her Majesty's Treasury...

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