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THE YEAR AHEAD: Ten predictions for 2015

28 November 2014  

Sarah Parkin rounds up the key employment law developments, cases and policies that practitioners can expect in the coming year

Next year is currently set to be relatively quiet as far as new employment legislation is concerned, although the new shared parental leave system coming into force in April marks a significant change to the landscape of family-friendly rights. With the political parties gearing up to the general election in May, however, we are starting to get an indication of how employment law could change over the new few years, depending on which party is elected. This article sets out ten predictions for 2015, outlining the main parties’ proposals and the key developments and cases employment lawyers can expect next year.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    FOA, acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund Case C 354/13

    James v London Borough of Greenwich [2008] EWCA Civ 35

    Lyttle v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd [2013] NIIT/00555/12IT

    Moran v Ideal Cleaning Services [2013] UKEAT 0274/13/1312

    Smith v Carillion & anor [2014] UKEAT 0081/13/1701

    USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) & anor [2013] UKEAT/0547/12

    Walker v Sita Information Networking Computing Ltd [2013] UKEAT 0097/12/0802