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Election 2017 - Key Party Pledges Affecting The Workplace

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have now published their manifestos for the General Election on 8 June 2017, but what are the main pledges affecting workers?

Election 2017 - Key Party Pledges Affecting The Workplace

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When Must an Employer Recognise a Trade Union for Collective Bargaining Purposes?

Friday, 19 May 2017

In Lidl Ltd v Central Arbitration Committee & Anor, the Court of Appeal considered whether a group of warehouse operatives constituting 1.2% of Lidl's total workforce was an appropriate bargaining...

When Must an Employer Recognise a Trade Union for Collective Bargaining Purposes?

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Can the Employment Appeal Tribunal Refuse to Accept an Appeal that is 1 Hour Late?

Friday, 19 May 2017

In J v K and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked to exercise its discretion to extend the time limit for submitting a Notice of Appeal where a Notice had been submitted one hour late.

Can the Employment Appeal Tribunal Refuse to Accept an Appeal that is 1 Hour Late?

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Hermes Drivers to Challenge Self-Employed Status as Government Encouraged to Close Loopholes

Friday, 12 May 2017

Hermes drivers have become the latest group of workers to challenge their self-employed status in the employment tribunal, as HMRC and the government take steps to clarify this issue.

Hermes Drivers to Challenge Self-Employed Status as Government Encouraged to Close Loopholes

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Junior Doctor Permitted to Name Training Provider as Respondent in Whistleblowing Proceedings

Friday, 12 May 2017

In Day v Health Education England, the Court of Appeal (CA) considered whether a junior doctor (Dr Day) employed by an NHS Trust, was entitled to bring a whistleblowing claim against Health Education England, a national training body.

Junior Doctor Permitted to Name Training Provider as Respondent in Whistleblowing Proceedings

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Can Multiple Choice Tests Be Discriminatory?

Friday, 12 May 2017

In a recent case the Government Legal Service (GLS) has been asked to review its procedures for recruiting disabled candidates, with a view to greater flexibility in multiple choice tests (Government Legal Service v Brookes).

Can Multiple Choice Tests Be Discriminatory?

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Sleeping on the Job - Working Time for Night-Shift Workers

Friday, 05 May 2017

Are night shift workers who are required to sleep in a particular location entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while they are asleep?

Sleeping on the Job - Working Time for Night-Shift Workers

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What Are the Consequences of Breaching the Right to Be Accompanied?

Friday, 05 May 2017

In Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd, an employment tribunal considered whether there had been a breach of the employee's right to be accompanied and, if so, the level of compensation to be awarded.

What Are the Consequences of Breaching the Right to Be Accompanied?

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Could your Work Place Dress Code be Unlawful?

Friday, 05 May 2017

The government has recently published its response to the joint report on dress codes in the workplace by the House of Commons Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee.

Could your Work Place Dress Code be Unlawful?

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What Does the New Government Paper on 'Work, Health and Disability' Mean For Employers?

Tuesday, 02 May 2017

The government's green paper, 'Work, health and disability: improving lives', set out the nature of the problem and why change is required from employers, the welfare system, health and care providers and the public.

What Does the New Government Paper on 'Work, Health and Disability' Mean For Employers?

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YouGov Survey Reveals Extent of Employers' Reliance on Social Media in Recruitment Decisions

Friday, 28 April 2017

A recent YouGov survey of business decision makers has revealed that nearly one in five employers have turned down a candidate because of their use of social media. So what are the risks of such practices?

YouGov Survey Reveals Extent of Employers' Reliance on Social Media in Recruitment Decisions

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Redundancy and Restructuring - What Is The Tribunal's Approach When Considering Fairness?

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently considered the approach that a tribunal should take in assessing fairness where an employee is made redundant after competing for newly-created posts following a restructure

Redundancy and Restructuring - What Is The Tribunal's Approach When Considering Fairness?

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CEO of Barclays Bank Plc Reprimanded Over Attempts to Identify Whistleblower

Friday, 28 April 2017

The recently publicised actions of the CEO of Barclays Bank Plc highlight some key issues for all employers.

CEO of Barclays Bank Plc Reprimanded Over Attempts to Identify Whistleblower

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Do "Some Other Substantial Reason" Dismissals Require A Higher Standard Of Fairness?

Friday, 21 April 2017

This question was recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") in Ssekisonge v Barts Health NHS Trust.

Do

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Uber Contract Described As "Gibberish" and Leave To Appeal Is Granted

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee's inquiry into self-employment and the gig economy has hit the headlines this week due to comments made by its Chair, Frank Field MP...

Uber Contract Described As