The Court of Appeal (CA) has applied the principles of 'no retroactivity' and 'future effects' by rejecting two appeals from individuals seeking to gain pension benefits based on changes to the law brought in following the end of their employment.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that workers who were temporarily laid off prior to a service provision change were still part of an organised grouping of employees for the purposes of TUPE and therefore could transfer to the new contractor.
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that a business which had been broken up and assimilated into its parent company's organisational structure had retained its identity, bringing it within TUPE.
Has the scope for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) widened further to include victimisation by association? The recent case of Thompson v London Central Bus Company Ltd suggests that it has.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that there need only be a 'loose' causal link between a person's disability and any unfavourable treatment in order for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be established.