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The background to the Code, to be published by the British Standards Institution as BS 5975, is described, together with the procedures adopted for writing it. The draft for public comment was prepared under the consultancy drafting scheme of the DOE, the draft being prepared in a relatively short period. The principles involved in the more controversial areas are set out, followed by an examination of the Code content as a
whole. The paper concludes with a note concerning possible future action. Reasons for delay in producing the Code-the work of the Bragg Committee and the Code of Practice Committee for timber-are given.
This paper highlights some of the jointing techniques that have been used in the glue laminated industry, particularly with respect to glues, finger jointing, and methods of connecting structural components. Reference is made to truss rafter joints and how some of the associated problems have been resolved.
An earlier article explored the rights and corresponding duties that arise between the parties by virtue of their contract of employment. In particular, from both the employee’s and the employer’s points of view, the question of unfair dismissal was considered. This continuation paper considers what constitutes the termination of a contract of employment, what claims arise, and what remedies are available. For breach of contract (known as ‘wrongfkl dismissal’) damages are recoverable at common law, and their calculation is examined. For the employee who is eligible, under statutory provisions, to make a claim for unfair dismissal before an Industrial Tribunal, the remedies of reinstatement, reengagement or monetary compensation are available. This paper considers what these are and suggests why the remedy of damages might be more appropriate in certain cases. It also looks at factors that both the court and the tribunal consider relevant when assessing the quantum, the way in which the award is calculated, and the tax implications that arise when a terminal payment is given in addition to the employee’s salary.