As employers will know, there is an obligation in a redundancy situation for the employer to consider the potential of alternative employment within its organisation and inform the employee of such vacancies. Under section 141 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, a potentially redundant employee will lose their right to a statutory redundancy payment if they unreasonably refuse an offer of suitable alternative employment made by their employer.
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Remember, remember….Glasgow 2014 tickets to go on public sale from 5th November. Sports fans still have a chance to experience world-class live action at Glasgow 2014 as Games organisers today (Thursday 31 October) announced that all remaining tickets for the XX Commonwealth Games will go on general public sale on Tuesday 5 November.
Yesterday saw Harper Macleod host the fourth seminar in our successful Get Set for the Games series, which has seen us join forces with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee to educate various sectors of the business community on the variety of Brand Protection regulations in place for the Commonwealth Games.
An issue of importance to many public sector bodies who regularly outsource work to contractors was recently addressed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Lorne Stewart v Hyde and Others. The case involved deciding whether work, which was regularly provided but not contractually guaranteed, could trigger a TUPE transfer as a result of a service provision change.
One of Team Scotland’s hockey stars is combining her aspirations for a legal career with her Glasgow 2014 medal dream at our Glasgow office this week.