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Since the Brexit vote to leave the EU, a political divide has arisen between two very deeply held beliefs amongst the British public. Much of the divide has become extremely emotional. Matters are likely to be compounded because on one… Read on
We report on recent judgments of the Supreme Court in which they have held that domestic workers who were seriously abused because of their immigration status were not discriminated against on the grounds of race or nationality. Background Ms Onu… Read on
Dismissed for not breaking up with paedophile husband: discrimination? In this case, a teacher who was a practicing Christian was dismissed by her school because she had refused to separate from her husband, a neighbouring head teacher and recently convicted… Read on
With the IN/OUT referendum looming, the possibility of a “Brexit” is more present than ever. What would the implications of a “Brexit” be for UK employment law? EU law pervades practically every area of UK employment law. It could potentially… Read on
The European Court of Justice has given a judgment in a case where a Muslim employee was barred from wearing her head dress by G4S. How did the Advocate General decide? Background The Equal Treatment Framework Directive (which underlies equality… Read on
Was a worker who had been refused unpaid rest breaks entitled to compensation for injury to feelings? The EAT has considered this, and we report on their decision. Background Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, workers are entitled to unpaid… Read on
Springhouse, 160 Fleet Street, is now open and ready for business where Partner, Yeing-Lang Chong will be heading up the team. We hope that our single focus on employment law and personal approach will sit well in central London, both… Read on
Dismissed for anger at disability disadvantage: discrimination? Mr Risby, a paraplegic wheelchair user who was dismissed after losing his temper because he could not access a training venue, has won a claim for disability discrimination. We report on an important… Read on
We report on a case where an order for re-engagement has been considered by the EAT. Background The Claimant in this case, Miss Lupton was employed by Lincolnshire County Council. She resigned when the council sought to change her working… Read on
The Court of Appeal has recently had to consider whether or not provisions in the Department for Transport’s staff handbook were in fact contractual. Background The terms in question related to the DFT’s absence management policy, and the number of… Read on