Here is the July 2013 bulletin on Employment Law from TWM Solicitors .
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Changes to the Whistleblowing Regime in force
The whistleblowing regime in the Public Interest Disclosure Act has long protected workers and employees who suffer a detriment or are dismissed for raising concerns about alleged wrongdoing by their employers or others. That protection has expanded since changes came into force on 25th June 2013.
New Employment Tribunal Rules from 29th July 2013
Major change is coming to the Employment Tribunals. After 9 years of the current regime fundamental change is coming into force in relation to claims that are filed on or after 29th July 2013.
Covert Surveillance can be acceptable
In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that in certain circumstances covert surveillance can be admissable to support an employer's decision to dismiss an employee.
Illegal working: consultation on tougher sanctions
Employers have since 1997 been required to check that all new employees have the right to work in the UK by obtaining copies of certain ID documents before the employee starts work.
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