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Comment - What Has Been the Impact of the 'Gay Cake' Case?

Friday, 11 February 2022

Given that this case involved a business providing a service to a customer, what impact has it had in the world of employment law?

Comment - What Has Been the Impact of the 'Gay Cake' Case?

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DfE Publishes Consultation on Regulating the Teaching Profession

Friday, 11 February 2022

The Department for Education is seeking views on proposed changes to the teacher regulation regime operated by the Teaching Regulation Agency.

DfE Publishes Consultation on Regulating the Teaching Profession

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Significant Holiday Pay Case Has Far Reaching Consequences for Employers

Friday, 04 February 2022

A significant holiday pay decision was handed down by the Court of Appeal this week, in the case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd.

Significant Holiday Pay Case Has Far Reaching Consequences for Employers

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COVID-19 Vaccines - Government Confirms Intention to Scrap Mandatory Jabs in Health and Social Care Sector and Care Homes

Friday, 04 February 2022

The Government has confirmed its intention to remove vaccination as a condition of deployment for health and social care staff, as well as for staff in care homes in England.

COVID-19 Vaccines - Government Confirms Intention to Scrap Mandatory Jabs in Health and Social Care Sector and Care Homes

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Further Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

Friday, 04 February 2022

From 6 April 2022 the way employees conduct right to work checks will change.

Further Changes to Right to Work Checks from 6 April 2022

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Four-Day Working Weeks - Revolution or a Dangerous Game?

Friday, 04 February 2022

There has been much in the press about the four-day week trial, which is due to begin in the UK this summer.

Comment: Four-Day Working Weeks - Revolution or a Dangerous Game?

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Cab Driver Working Through App Not Considered a Worker

Friday, 28 January 2022

A London cab driver who spent a small proportion of his time working through the app 'Mytaxi' has been held not to be a ‘worker’ of the app operator by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Cab Driver Working Through App Not Considered a Worker

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Care Assistant Fairly Dismissed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

Friday, 28 January 2022

A care assistant was found to have been fairly dismissed from her job at a nursing home because she refused to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Care Assistant Fairly Dismissed for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccination

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Demotion of Equity Partner - One-Off Act or Continued Act of Age Discrimination?

Friday, 28 January 2022

The Court of Appeal has determined that the demotion of an equity partner who had reached the employer's contractual retirement age was a one-off act rather than the continuing application of a discriminatory rule.

Demotion of Equity Partner - One-Off Act or Continued Act of Age Discrimination?

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New Regulations and Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations in Care Home and Health and Social Care Sectors

Friday, 21 January 2022

The Government's mandatory vaccinations policy for the care home and health and social care sectors continues to develop, with new regulations and guidance offering clarification on the detail of the requirements.

New Regulations and Guidance on Mandatory Vaccinations in Care Home and Health and Social Care Sectors

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Injury Caused by Workplace Prank Not Employer's Responsibility

Friday, 21 January 2022

The Court of Appeal confirmed in the case of Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd 2022, that an employer was not liable for the personal injury sustained by a contractor when a practical joke went wrong.

Injury Caused by Workplace Prank Not Employer's Responsibility

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Employers Cut Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Employees

Friday, 21 January 2022

Sick pay arrangements are under the spotlight for unvaccinated employees who are COVID-negative but who are nevertheless required to isolate due to being a close contact of, or sharing a household with, a positive case.

Employers Cut Sick Pay for Unvaccinated Employees

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Right of Substitution - Franchisees Neither Employees Nor Workers

Friday, 14 January 2022

In the case of Stojsavljevic v DPD Group UK Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that owner driver franchisees (ODFs) who carried out delivery and collection services for DPD, were self-employed franchisees rather than employees or workers.

Right of Substitution - Franchisees Neither Employees Nor Workers

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'Gay Cake' Case Deemed Inadmissible by European Court of Human Rights

Friday, 14 January 2022

The famous discrimination case involving an attempt to purchase a cake (widely known as the 'gay cake' case but more correctly referred to as Lee v Ashers Bakery Company) has been deemed inadmissible by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

'Gay Cake' Case Deemed Inadmissible by European Court of Human Rights

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A Review of the Recent Changes to the IR35 Legislation

Thursday, 06 January 2022

Following the IR changes introduced in April 2021 we have supported many clients, including contractors, hirers of contractors, and recruitment businesses adjust. Tolleys Company secretarial have published our summary of these changes in October 2021.

A Review of the Recent Changes to the IR35 Legislation