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On 8 June 2017, The Advocate General gave his Opinion about the case of The Sash Window Workshop v King, which the Court of Appeal has referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to determine certain questions.… Read on
On 20 June 2017, the Law Society published its recommendations “How to achieve the best working practices in the modern workplace” in response to the government’s Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy (known as the Taylor Review).… Read on
The High Court has recently answered this question. Background In this case, Ms Tillman was recruited into a junior role with a view for her to be swiftly promoted within the business. She signed a contract of employment which set… Read on
The Queen’s speech has hinted at changes to the immigration rules post-Brexit. Immigration post-Brexit has raised concerns on many fronts, for instance; from employers concerned about a chronic skills shortage for their businesses; from EU citizens working and residing in… Read on
A celebration lunch at our head office went down a treat as we celebrated 7 years of Springhouse One of our solicitors, Yeing, also joined us along with her husband and new born baby girl, Saskia, who travelled down for… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer making an employee redundant after a two-month absence from work for cancer treatment was not discrimination, notwithstanding that the reason for the employee’s absence was disability-related. Background Mr Charlesworth was a… Read on
The General Data Protection Regulations are due to come into force on 25 May 2018 and will reform data protection laws within the European Union. The UK will sign up, despite Brexit, and businesses need to start preparing now. The… Read on
Since February 2017, all employment tribunal judgments are available online. This means that the names of the parties, their witnesses and anyone mentioned in the proceedings can be easily obtained. This may deter a worker or employee from seeking access… Read on
A topic that is currently receiving much attention, not least because of the forthcoming general election, is that of ‘zero hours’ contracts. As we reported earlier this year, Matthew Taylor is conducting a review of modern working practices and the… Read on
The Employment Tribunal in Mr Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited 2017 confirms father is entitled to the same rate of enhanced as mother under maternity leave policy. Background In this case, an employer’s maternity policy granted women the right… Read on