We have provided this database of articles to assist you. Here you will find helpful overviews of many key areas of the Law. Both Employers and Employees benefit from the information here, enabling each to better appreciate their rights and obligations.

The articles are not intended to fulfil a complete advice role; each case has its own set of circumstances, so direct advice regarding your specific situation is recommended. Whatever your Employment Law needs, The Pinnacle Partnership has the expertise and experience to help.

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Different Pay for Men on Shared Parental Leave 

Many employers consider enhanced payments for employees taking maternity leave to bridge what can be significant gaps between Statutory Maternity Pay but is it legal to not trickle this down to male employees sharing child care responsibilities by taking shared parental leave?     The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that employers can enhance […]

The Scope of Liability 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ASSAULT ? EMPLOYER NOT LIABLE In law, an employer is vicariously liable for the actions of an employee where they are in the ?course or scope of employment? dependent upon the closeness of the connection between the employee in question and the circumstances of the event itself. The unfortunate Christmas tale of Mr […]

Landmark ECJ Decision : Holiday Pay Should Include Commission 

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers must include commission in holiday pay. Somewhat earlier than expected, the ECJ has handed down its decision in Lock v British Gas on 22nd May 2014 confirming the fears of employers after the Advocate General had earlier expressed his opinion late last year, that commission […]


From 6th April 2014, Employment Tribunal claimants are now obliged in all but a few type of cases to commence an obligatory conciliation process via the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) before a claim is issued. This is now a formal process whereby claimants will have to include a special reference number of any […]

Recent Employment Legal Cases 

WHEN DOES EMPLOYMENT ACTUALLY BEGIN? In the recent EAT matter of Koenig v The Mind Gym Judge Langstaff P (sitting alone) held that for the purposes of calculating continuity of employment, work outside a contract of employment cannot count towards service under a contact of employment. In that case, the Claimant was dismissed by the […]

And the whistle goes…. 

Whistleblowing and the impending law change The final whistle may have gone on the football season but we are just about to kick off the changes to the current whistleblowing laws? which now sit in the Employment Rights Act 1996. The 3 key changes will be: 1.??? Employers vicariously liable for?other employees?who victimise whistleblowers. 2.??? […]


As if you didn?t already know, 2013 means major changes in Employment Law!   Last year brought us an increase of the 1 year threshold for (normal*) unfair dismissal claims to 2 years thereby, in theory reducing the number of possible claimants and as we announced more good news for employers is on the agenda […]

Owed Money By An Employer? 

If you feel that your last employer owes you money in unpaid remuneration and you have been unsuccessful in recovering it yourself, you can make a claim to the Employment Tribunals. This may take various forms Unpaid wages Unpaid bonus Unpaid commission payments Unpaid notice payment Unpaid holiday entitlement However, you need to act quickly. […]

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