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Apr
11
2019

Brexit delayed, again: The EU agrees to extend exit date to 31 October 2019

The UK has obtained its second extension to extend its exit date to 31 October 2019. This follows the earlier extension which extended the UK’s withdrawal to 12 April 2019..

Apr
10
2019

Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney: The Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route is open for fashion

The Home Office opened the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent route for the fashion industry on 6 July 2018; finally recognising the need for highly skilled and innovative fashion designers as..

Apr
05
2019

GDPR – A year on

It is almost a year since one of the largest scale reforms of data protection law has taken place. In the run up to May 2018 employers across the country..

Apr
05
2019

High Court rejects strike injunction

The High Court has refused an application made by Birmingham City Council for an injunction to prevent strike action by Unite and Unison. ..

Apr
05
2019

Recommendation in employer’s policy likely to be a reasonable adjustment

In Linsley v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given guidance on how a Tribunal should approach the issue of reasonableness in cases..

Mar
29
2019

The new Innovator Visa & Start-up Visa routes are officially open

The government announced the closure of the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) routes on 7 March 2019. In their statement of changes to the Immigration Rules, these..

Mar
29
2019

Professional Sportsperson redefined

The new definition of a ‘professional sportsperson’ has caused chaos as it widens the definition of activities which fall within this prohibition. The government announced the amendment to the definition..

Mar
28
2019

Bias, without a non-discriminatory reason, amounted to discrimination

Tywyn Primary School v Aplin concerned a gay primary school Head Teacher who had sexual relations with two 17-year-old males he had met on Grindr...

Mar
28
2019

Like for like comparison required when relying on a hypothetical comparator

In Sutton Oak Church of England School v Whitaker, the employee was a gay male teacher. He was found in a classroom alone with, and offering sweets to, a male..

Mar
28
2019

Can disciplinary proceedings continue alongside a police investigation?

In North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg, the Court of Appeal overturned an injunction that had prevented an employer from continuing with disciplinary proceedings pending the outcome of..



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