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Jan
13
2017

Another “Spoke in the Wheel” of the Gig Economy? Tribunal finds bike courier to be worker

Following in the tracks of the recent “Uber” case, in Dewhurst v Citysprint UK Ltd a cycle courier has been found to be a worker and not self- employed as..

Jan
12
2017

Plot twist: dismissal for showing 18-rated film to 15-16 year olds was disability discrimination

The case of City of York Council v Grosset concerned a teacher who had cystic fibrosis. The Claimant complained to the head teacher that his workload was unmanageable but no..

Jan
11
2017

Agency Workers and Right to Work Checks

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 places all UK employers under a statutory duty to prevent illegal working in the UK. Consequently, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure..

Jan
06
2017

Can a temporary injury be a disability?

The Spanish courts recently asked the European Court of Justice for guidance on whether an employee with a dislocated elbow could be classed as disabled, even though his injury was..

Jan
06
2017

Do men actually earn less than women when it comes to part time work?

Conservative MP Phillip Davies, a recently elected member of the Commons Women and Equalities Committee, has claimed that men actually earn less than women in part-time work. Could this be..

Jan
05
2017

New Year UK Business Immigration Update

New year – new rules. The UK’s immigration rules constantly change and our immigration team continues to work closely with their business clients to ensure they continue to comply with..

Jan
04
2017

Tribunal not entitled to look behind earlier warning in unfair dismissal case

In Perry’s Motor Sales Ltd v Edwards, the Claimant, a car dealership manager was dismissed for misconduct...

Dec
29
2016

Employer’s view on employee’s dishonesty that matters, not Tribunal’s, in claims for re-engagement

In the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Farren, the EAT held that it is the employer’s view of the dishonesty of an employee seeking re-engagement..

Dec
23
2016

Woman entitled to compensation for failure to pay SMP despite “full and final” ACAS settlement

In Campus Living Villages UK v Commissioners for HMRC & Sexton, Ms Sexton was employed by Campus Living as Head of Finance. She was made redundant whilst pregnant and consequently..

Dec
23
2016

Refusal to grant Priest licence because of same sex marriage was not discriminatory as it was based on an occupational requirement

In the recent case of Reverend Canon J C Pemberton v The Right Reverend Richard Inwood, Acting Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Respondent was able to rely on an..



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