Unlawful inducements: When can unionised employers make direct offers to workers?

Matt Robinson and Adam Turner review the Supreme Court’s recent decision on whether an employer unlawfully attempted to bypass its workers’ recognised trade union during pay negotiations The requirement that employers must first exhaust their collective bargaining processes before making a direct offer throws the spotlight on when exactly the process has been exhausted. In …
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Contract variations: ‘Fire and rehire’ – not such an easy option

In light of a recent tribunal decision and an Acas report on the subject, Christopher Fisher and Alex Sperling consider how to minimise the legal risks when carrying out dismissal and re-engagement processes For now at least, the fire and rehire process remains available to employers but, while it is undoubtedly a well-trodden path, it …
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