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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
The 2018 football World Cup takes place in Russia between 14 June and 15 July. Time is running out for employers to tell their employees where the goal posts are as regards the impact of this sporting tournament on the… Read on
Not every employer will offer every employee a settlement agreement on the termination of their employment. Does this matter? What are the benefits of a settlement agreement for employers and employees? And, do you have to use a lawyer (and… Read on
An employer is entitled to terminate the employment contract without notice or pay in lieu of notice where there is an act or omission by the employee which amounts to gross misconduct (known as “summary dismissal”) . The crucial question… Read on
The general rule is that only employees who have been employed continuously for two years or more can bring a claim of unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal if their employment is terminated. However, there are some important exceptions to… Read on
The holy month of Ramadan officially started in the UK on 17 May 2018 and is predicted to end on 14 June, subject to confirmation of the official sighting of the new moon. We consider some practical considerations for Muslim… Read on
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed a tribunal’s decision that an Addison Lee bike courier was a worker and not a self-employed, independent contractor. The consequence of this finding is that the courier will be entitled to holiday pay… Read on
The Court of Appeal recently had to decide whether it had been an act of disability discrimination for an employer to dismiss an employee for misconduct which it did not know at the time, was related to the employee’s disability?… Read on