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Long-term sickness absence: dismissal was unfair and discrimination for failure to consider part-time working
In Ali v Torrosian and others (t/a Bedford Hill Family Practice) the Employment Appeal Tribunal overturned a tribunal’s decision that there was no discrimination arising for disability. The case shows that while the tests for unfair dismissal and discrimination are… Read on
The government has backed a target set by the Hampton-Alexander Review in 2016 that 33% of board positions in public companies go to women by 2020. Figures released at the end of June show that while many FTSE 100 companies… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision that a dismissal was fair, notwithstanding that the employer offered no right of appeal against its decision to dismiss. Mr Afzal had been employed since 2009 and was a… Read on
Acas has recently published new guidance on suspension. We explore the guidance and look at what you need to know should you be suspended from work on disciplinary grounds. When can I be suspended? People are usually suspended from work… Read on
The Home Office has published further details about the new EU Settlement Scheme which will allow EU citizens and their families to obtain settled status in the UK after Brexit. To be eligible EU citizens will generally have had to… Read on
The government has responded to recommendations made by a parliamentary committee earlier this year on how to improve take up of paternity rights by fathers, which are currently low. For example, recently published research on the gender pay gap found… Read on
As Britain basks in unusually beautiful summer weather, not everyone will be able to head to the beach. For many workers it will be “business as usual” but, with temperatures soaring are they entitled to any extra protections in the… Read on
Springhouse’s senior partner, Ben Power was recently asked to write for The Brief, the daily newsletter on all things legal from The Times. His analysis of how the law relating to positive discrimination needed to change after Brexit was published… Read on
In an employment status case recently considered by the Supreme Court, an employer lost its appeal against a decision that an individual was a worker, not an independent contractor and was therefore entitled to some important statutory rights such as… Read on
High street chain Poundworld recently called in administrators. This follows on from the collapse of Toys ‘R’ Us and Maplin earlier in the year. As the retail sector continues to struggle it is likely that others will befall the same… Read on