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Jul
24
2018

Court of Appeal confirms employer vicariously liable for acts of its contractor

In Barclays Bank v Various Claimants, the Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court’s decision that the bank was vicariously liable for the deliberate criminal assaults of a contractor..

Jul
20
2018

Philosophical belief: one in the bag for Mulberry

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently found that a belief held by only one person, cannot give rise to an indirect discrimination claim on the ground of philosophical belief. ..

Jul
20
2018

Permitted Business Activities under a Visitor Visa

Over the last few years, UK’s immigration rules have provided greater flexibility to non-EEA nationals wanting to visit the UK as business visitors. Whilst there is no specific business visit..

Jul
18
2018

Successful appeal erases dismissal

In the recent case of Patel v Folkstone Nursing Home Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that an employee had not been dismissed by his employer as his internal appeal..

Jul
13
2018

Facebook to pay for data protection breaches

The ICO has announced that Facebook will be fined the maximum possible amount of £500,000 for its breaches of the Data Protection Act in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal,..

Jul
13
2018

Recurring holiday dreams?

In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that voluntary overtime should be included when calculating holiday pay, if it is paid over a..

Jul
13
2018

Discrimination arising from disability: Any treatment must be proportionate

In Ali v Torrosian and others (t/a Bedford Hill Family Practice) the EAT confirmed that when determining a claim for unfavourable treatment arising in consequence of a disability, Tribunals must..

Jul
06
2018

Government announces new visa scheme for overseas researchers

Immigration rules are to be relaxed by the Home Office today with the introduction of a new ‘UKRI Science, Research and Academia’ scheme which allows non-EEA researchers, scientists and academics..

Jul
05
2018

Right to work check: Failure to give right of appeal following dismissal, found to be unfair

As we have previously blogged, if an employee fails to produce evidence of his right to work in the UK, it will not necessarily be fair for an employer to..

Jul
05
2018

Qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal Claims

If an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct just short of 2 years service, s/he cannot add on statutory minimum notice so as to qualify to bring an unfair dismissal..



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