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Aug
25
2017

Food industry expresses workforce concerns in landmark Brexit survey

This week, the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) warned that over a third of its members businesses would become unviable without access to EU labour, as 47% of EU workers..

Aug
24
2017

Breach of equal pay and sex discrimination claims are mutually exclusive

In BMC Software Ltd v Shaikh, the Claimant was successful in her equal pay claim, as her former employer was unable to justify why a male colleague was paid more...

Aug
22
2017

Lesson learnt…suspension of teacher was not a neutral act

In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, three allegations of unreasonable force against pupils were made against a primary school teacher. ..

Aug
18
2017

TalkTalk fined by ICO for subcontractor’s abuse of personal data

Following complaints from customers of scammers calling with personal details such as account numbers, TalkTalk’s investigators found that 3 employees at their subcontractor, Wipro, had used TalkTalk’s portal to gain..

Aug
18
2017

Would following in Norway’s footsteps help address the UK’s gender pay gap?

In Norway, details of individuals’ net income, net assets and amount of tax paid are all accessible to the general public. An individual may simply use their national ID number..

Aug
18
2017

Passport to Supreme Court for Pimlico Plumbers

Last week in Gascoigne v Addison Lee an Employment Tribunal decided that a cycle courier was a worker and not self-employed. Following the pattern emerging from other similar cases, the..

Aug
18
2017

Claimants no longer need to “shift the burden of proof” in discrimination claims

Section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 is headed “the burden of proof”. It has long been considered that in discrimination cases the claimant has to show a ‘prime..

Aug
18
2017

Home Office Updates Guidance on Right to Work Checks

This week, the Home Office published new guidance for employers setting out the right to work checks required to establish or retain a statutory excuse...

Aug
11
2017

You can divvy up damages for psychiatric injury where appropriate

The Court of Appeal has rejected a previous judgment which suggested that damages for psychiatric injury in the Employment Tribunal are always indivisible. ..

Aug
11
2017

Call for Evidence: EEA workers in the UK labour market

Last month, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), with the purpose of conducting a study about and advising upon the economic and social impacts of the United Kingdom’s..



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