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Sep
07
2017

Deposit order disaster: EAT confirms deposit orders should not be used to clarify cases

In the case of Tree v South East Coastal Services Ambulance NHS Trust, the EAT held that a Tribunal cannot make a deposit order merely because the Claimant’s case is..

Jul
13
2017

Whistle-blowers can receive stigma damages for loss of career, even if they do not specifically request this in their ET claim

Unlike ordinary unfair dismissal claims, there is no cap on damages for loss of earnings in a whistle-blowing claim...

Jul
12
2017

Monica Atwal writes for CITY AM on the Taylor Review paves the way for a new labour landscape

The Taylor Review offers clear guidance in this current climate of uncertainty: employers need flexible and agile workers, and in reality there are a variety of work arrangements that suit..

Jul
07
2017

Gig Economy Update

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) recently published a report on ‘insecure work’. ..

May
19
2017

Gig economy: Giving with one hand and ‘taking away’ with the other?

Following parliamentary pressure, the takeaway delivery company Deliveroo has removed a controversial clause within its “supplier agreement” that sought to prevent couriers from challenging their self-employed status at an employment..

Apr
28
2017

‘Racist’ immigration policy causing crisis in the curry kitchen?

The BBC reported this week that an increasing number of Indian restaurants in Scotland were closing due to strict immigration rules which are preventing restaurants from recruiting top chefs from..

Apr
13
2017

Icelandic approach to gender pay gap: should the UK take note?

UK employers with more than 250 employees are now required to publish reports regarding their gender pay gap on an annual basis...

Feb
22
2017

Supreme Court decides minimum income immigration rule is lawful

This morning, the UK’s highest court has unanimously ruled that the minimum income threshold introduced by Theresa May in 2012, is lawful. The measure that British spouses must earn more..

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..

Oct
28
2016

The verdict is in: Uber Drivers ARE workers!

Back in August we blogged on claims brought by two Uber drivers that they were ‘workers’ and not self-employed and thus entitled to benefits workers receive such as rest breaks,..



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