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Mar
23
2017

Barrister fined after accidentally uploading clients’ personal data online

The number of employees who describe themselves as “usually” working from home has increased by almost 20% over the last decade according to research carried out by the TUC in..

Mar
23
2017

Teacher’s dismissal for long-term sickness was unfair

The case of O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy concerned a teacher who, after 14 months of absence following an assault by a pupil, was dismissed. ..

Mar
23
2017

TUPE: Activities at the time of the transfer relevant to the ‘principal purpose’ test

For there to be a service provision change under TUPE, there must, immediately before the transfer, be an organised grouping of employees situated in Great Britain which has as its..

Mar
22
2017

The Continued Risk of Racism in the Workplace

With emotions running high on both sides, an increase in racial abuse and hate crime has been reported since the UK voted to leave the EU. ..

Mar
17
2017

Dress codes in the workplace and religious discrimination

We wrote last year about two cases concerning individual female Muslim employees who wished to wear a headscarf at work. In each case, this was not permitted by the employer..

Mar
17
2017

Lost in translation: Confusion over employee status of an interpreter.

The Equality Act 2010, which sets out the legal protections against discrimination, defines employment as “employment under a contract of employment, a contract of apprenticeship or a contract personally to..

Mar
17
2017

Spring Budget 2017: Has the Chancellor sprung any surprises for employment?

The 2017 Spring Budget was announced by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond and except for the self-employed, the changes were seen to be fairly uneventful from an employment law perspective. ..

Mar
10
2017

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance – who needs it?

This week, the Independent commented on the case of a French teacher, who after living in the UK since 1974, found her application for Permanent Residency was refused. The EEA..

Mar
09
2017

Redundancy results in unfair dismissal, sex discrimination AND part time worker detriment

In Fidessa Plc v Lancaster, the claimant, on return from maternity leave, agreed to work 9am-5pm four days a week. ..

Mar
09
2017

Assertion of disability is not by itself enough to claim harassment under the Equality Act

In Peninsula Business Services Limited v Baker, the Claimant worked as a legal advisor. The Claimant told his manager that he thought he may have dyslexia. ..



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