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Dismissing Christian over Comments on Homosexuality Held to be Discrimination

Friday, 19 June 2015

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a Christian nursery assistant was subject to religious discrimination.


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Does a teacher have a legal obligation to report an allegation of sexual assault made against him while employed elsewhere?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Not necessarily, if there is no express or implied contractual obligation to do so, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the surprising decision of Basildon Academies v Amadi.


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Changes to Immigration Rules - Tier 4 Student Visas

Thursday, 01 October 2015

The latest changes to Tier 4 (General) student visas came into effect on 10 August 2015.

Changes to Immigration Rules - Tier 4 Student Visas

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Injury to Feelings v Personal Injury - What about tax?

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Upper Tribunal have dismissed a taxpayer's appeal where he argued that compensation from his employer for injury to feelings should not be taxed.


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Addison Lee Couriers Considered 'Workers' under the Working Time Regulations and Entitled to Holiday Pay

Friday, 25 May 2018

In Addison Lee Ltd v Gascoigne, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Central London Employment Tribunal that Addison Lee cycle couriers are entitled to holiday pay.

Addison Lee Couriers Considered 'Workers' under the Working Time Regulations and Entitled to Holiday Pay

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Auto-Enrolment - Staging Date for Small Employers Started on 1 June 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The staging dates for automatic pension enrolment for employers employing less than 50 employees started on 1 June 2015.


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Automatic Unfair Dismissal - A Reminder for Employers

Friday, 16 July 2021

This recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision is a useful reminder to employers of the importance of conducting a fair investigation following an employee's protected disclosures and ensuring any subsequent dismissal procedure is conducted fairly.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal - A Reminder for Employers

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Dress Codes and Religious Discrimination

Friday, 05 June 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the Employment Tribunal was correct in finding thatplacing a limit on the length of a jilbab (garment worn by some Muslim women) so as not to cause a tripping hazard was not discriminatory.


Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

Friday, 30 April 2021

In a recent case, an Employment Tribunal ruled that an employee who refused to return to work until the first coronavirus lockdown had eased, because he feared infecting his two young children with the virus, was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed After Refusing to Return to Work Over COVID-19 Concerns

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Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brings the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes academies and schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Academies and Schools Need to Know

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Government Fails to Justify Age Discrimination

Friday, 27 January 2017

Treating one age group differently to another will always be a difficult area.

Government Fails to Justify Age Discrimination

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Having Your Cake and Eating it in Manufacturing Contract Dispute over Targets

Friday, 15 April 2016

Honeyrose Bakery Ltd v Lola’s Kitchen Ltd, High Court This case involved a dispute over something that should have been pleasurable – cupcakes – as sweetness soon turned sour.


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Holiday Pay - Have you Read the Latest Guidance?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Following a number of recent court judgments, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new guidance on calculating holiday pay.


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Mind the gap - the Implications of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The gap between male and female pay remains stubbornly around 20% despite the existence of legislation introduced in the 1970s outlawing unequal pay as between the sexes.


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Misuse of Confidential Information - How Can You Protect Your Business?

Friday, 27 July 2018

What are the steps businesses should take to effectively reduce the risk of employees misusing confidential information?

Misuse of Confidential Information