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Nov
29
2017

Boots on the back foot

As we blogged in February this year, Boots’ existing agreement with its in-house union, the Boots Pharmacists’ Association (BPA) prevented an application by an independent trade union, the Pharmacists’..

Nov
28
2017

Back to the Future: Burden of Proof Requirement Restored

Only in August 2017 we reported on the case of Efobi v Royal Mail in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) reversed the long standing legal position that in..

Nov
24
2017

Countdown to the GDPR: 6 months to go!

With the GDPR coming into force in only 6 months, organisations (who haven’t already) should be starting their preparations...

Nov
24
2017

Union bids for recognition with end user not employer

This week a trade union, IWGB, has applied for statutory recognition to represent a group of receptionists, security officers and porters who work at the University of London even though..

Nov
24
2017

Company fined £80,000 for selling personal data without owners’ consent

The ICO has fined data brokering company Verso Group (UK) Ltd £80,000 for a serious and deliberate contravention of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)...

Nov
24
2017

EAT hold that failing to evidence right to work is not an excuse to dismiss an employee

In Baker v Abellio London Ltd, the EAT overturned the ET’s original finding of a fair dismissal for illegality. ..

Nov
24
2017

UK work experience visas under Tier 5

The Tier 5 visa route enables international students from outside the EEA to undertake temporary work experience, internships or approved training in the UK during or after their studies. Here,..

Nov
17
2017

Pension scheme did not discriminate against worker who had a mixture of full-time and part-time service

In Dr Parker v MDU Services Ltd, the claimant alleged that her employer’s pension scheme indirectly discriminated against workers who had a combination of full and part-time service. ..

Nov
17
2017

Government doubles visas for exceptional talented individuals

On Wednesday, the government announced its intentions to double the number of visas to individuals who show promise in the technology, science, art and creative industries. Home Secretary Amber Rudd..

Nov
16
2017

Deliveroo: Late substitution leads to a win against the run of play

The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has finally given its decision on whether a particular group of Deliveroo riders - those in the Camden/Kentish Town area of North London who are..



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