Can Employees Working Abroad Make A Claim In Great Britain?

Can Employees Working Abroad Make A Claim In Great Britain?

Advances in technology and travel make the possibility of international work much more common and British employees are regularly posted abroad temporarily or permanently for work. Alternatively, British employers are recruiting foreign employees to work in their native country. When the relationship goes sour and Employment Tribunal claims are made, it must first be decided whether the GB courts have the jurisdiction to hear the claim. Several cases have dealt with this issue, with differing results. “Sufficiently Strong Link” Whether the determination of an employment dispute comes within the remit of the British Court is usually fairly simply to determine where the circumstances involve an employer and employee both based in Britain.  However, modern employment practices mean that there are more and more instances involving overseas employment where the ability to make a claim in Britain is in question. The main test that must be applied to the facts of the case is usually whether the employment has a sufficiently strong link...
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Government Rules on Tribunals

Government Rules on Tribunals

Will new government rules on tribunals speed them up? For claimants, the last-minute postponement of an employment tribunal can result in cost, stress and worry. Sometimes, tribunals are postponed mere minutes before the case is due to be heard. For a vulnerable person, this can result in unnecessary distress, and sometimes, postponement is certainly used as a tactical weapon against them. Government Rules on Tribunals - There are obviously many legitimate reasons for postponement of a tribunal, and many of them genuinely crop up at the last minute. Disabled people, carers and vulnerable adults may encounter unforeseen circumstances, and sometimes, tribunals are postponed with the aim of coming to a settlement. Of course, sometimes, children are ill and childcare arrangements fall through – it happens to all of us occasionally. But the government has now stepped in to try to curb last-minute postponements, with the aim of keeping both parties focused on resolution and preventing tribunals that drag on for years. Will this really...
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