Would you like the opportunity to influence changes in employment law?

Amanda Milling is the MP for Cannock Chase.  She sits on the Select Committee for Business (who recently grilled Philip Green) and is also part of a Parliamentary Working Group reviewing employment law.  Once we leave the EU, the UK parliament will have greater flexibility in employment legislation so now is an ideal time to speak up and influence that legislation.

You will have an opportunity to do exactly that on 21 October when Amanda will be at Lichfield Rugby Club from 10 am.  Local businesses will have a unique opportunity to present their opinions about the direction of employment law to Amanda.

If you would like to come, please just email proberts@keelys.co.uk.  Please also let us know if there are any particular issues that you wish to raise on the day.

The address of the Rugby Club is Cooke Fields, Tamworth Rd, Lichfield WS14 9JE.

Keelys Win at the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Following a five day hearing, we persuaded an employment tribunal that TUPE applied so that four former employees of our client should have transferred to a new contractor.  Not content with that, the new contractor appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal who confirmed the original judgement that TUPE applied.

The Judge noted that it has taken two and a half years since the contract changed hands for the case to reach this stage and the employees have not received their redundancy payments or any other payments.  He remarked that some form of speedy dispute resolution at the time of a disputed TUPE transfer would be highly desirable so that employees are not left in limbo.  If such a system existed, new contractors would be forced to accept the staff transferring to them if TUPE applied and, if it did not apply, the old contractor would make the necessary redundancy payments.

Sadly, there is no sign of the government adopting such a scheme which, at the present time, is understandable since TUPE itself could be abolished in the UK as a result of Brexit