Tags: Eversheds

UK Home Office to consider financial incentives for whistleblowing

It has been reported (10th October) that the Home Office will consider encouraging whistleblowing by financial incentives in cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption and enabling whistleblowers to receive a share of financial penalties levied against a company guilty of fraud against the government. Audrey Williams, Partner at global law firm Eversheds comments: “We are…

Eversheds comment: UK tribunal payment for unfair dismissal

In response to news that UK tribunal payment limits for unfair dismissal will increase, Simon Rice-Birchall, Partner at global law firm, Eversheds, comments: “The limit on the amount of a compensatory award increases in relation to any dismissal which takes effect from today to £74,200 from £72,300. The limit on a week’s pay increases from…

UK Court of Appeal rules that CRB checks breach human rights

The Court of Appeal has decided that the current Government scheme for issuing criminal records certificates is incompatible with article 8 of the ECHR, which concerns the right to a private life.The litigation involved three cases illustrating the difficulties raised by these issues in practice. T, a 21 year old man of otherwise good character…

Eversheds comment: European Court to review whether an inability to work full-time could be a disability

It is a number of years since the interpretation of “disability” under European law was last scrutinised closely, the issue having been reasonably well settled since 2006 when the European Court clarified that “sickness” is not “disability” for the purposes of the applicable Directive. However, a Danish case due to be heard by the Court…