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On 9 February the government finally published its response to last year’s Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Taylor review) which looked at the gig economy and how new ways of working were affecting workers’ rights. However, the response… Read on
It has been reported that Tesco is facing the UK’s largest ever equal pay claim with female staff chasing back pay of up to £4 billion. The latest legal challenge sees women store workers claiming parity with men who work… Read on
The latest ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) suggests that intermittent sickness absence thresholds, which allow employers to dismiss staff once a trigger point has been breached, are potentially discriminatory against disabled employees. Background Many employers operate sickness… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employment tribunal can hear a case brought by a whistleblower against colleagues working overseas. Background The so-called “Lawson v Serco” test is applied by employment tribunals in deciding whether an employee… Read on
The Employee Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when it comes to compensatory rest periods under regulation 24(a) of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), the length of the individual break is crucial. Facts Under the WTR, when an adult… Read on
The Employee Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently confirmed that an employee whose fixed-term contract was not renewed was unfairly dismissed. Legally, when an employee’s fixed-term contract is not renewed after it expires, that is a dismissal (section 95(1)(b) of the Employment… Read on
Often staff will not feel confident raising a bullying complaint, particularly if the alleged bully is a manager. But every employer needs to take grievances seriously; individuals should not suffer in silence and need to speak out where they think… Read on
Dealing with allegations of workplace bullying is always tricky for an employer because bullying can be hard to recognise and hard to define. Read our article in employment solicitor magazine on the dos and dont’s of handling a bullying grievance.… Read on
An employee whose health condition did not amount to a disability has won her disability discrimination claim against her employer. The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a police office suffered disability discrimination when her application to… Read on
It seems that the news is full of stories about gender pay gap reporting but This is Money asked Ben Power to explain what an employers’ gender pay report actually means for employees? Read his explanation here. There is a… Read on