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Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a British Airways cabin crew member who was paid 50% of a full-time salary, despite being required to be available for work on more than 50% of the days a full-time employee was required to be available to work...

Part-Time Worker Who Was Paid 50% of Full Pay Was Treated Less Favourably

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Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

Friday, 09 November 2018

On the facts in the recent case of Hargreaves v Manchester Grammar, it wasn't, but this decision should be followed with caution.

Is it Unfair for an Employer to Withhold Evidence From a Disciplinary Panel?

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The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

Friday, 09 November 2018

The Pensions Ombudsmen has found that an employee that entered into a valid settlement agreement, which stated that she was compulsorily redundant, could not argue that this was not the case - resulting in her being unable to claim an unreduced pension.

The Importance of Fully Understanding the Implications of a Settlement Agreement Before Signing

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The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

Friday, 02 November 2018

The Budget, announced on 29 October 2018, contained some measures which are of interest to employers. We've picked three of the most significant changes for employers and will keep you updated in relation to their progress.

The Budget - What's on the Horizon for Employment?

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Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

Friday, 02 November 2018

In WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, the employee disclosed the personal information of around 100,000 fellow employees on the internet.

Morrisons Supermarket Vicariously Liable for Data Breach Committed by its Employee

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Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Friday, 02 November 2018

In ABC & Others v Telegraph Media Group Limited, the CoA has granted an interim injunction preventing the Daily Telegraph from printing details of alleged 'discreditable conduct' by a senior executive.

Court of Appeal Grants Injunction to Protect the Privacy of Parties to a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

Friday, 02 November 2018

In Timis v Osipov the Court of Appeal has held that two non-executive directors were jointly and vicariously liable with their employer for compensation totalling over £2 million.

Employees Can Be Personally Liable for a Whistleblowing Dismissal

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Calling a Colleague a "Fat Ginger Pikey" at Work Was Not Harassment

Friday, 02 November 2018

At least it wasn't on the facts in Evans v Xactly Corporation Limited.

Calling a Colleague a

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Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

Friday, 26 October 2018

The number of Early Conciliation notifications received has gone up by 53% on last year, whilst the number of single claims lodged with employment tribunals has increased by 165%.

Latest ACAS and Employment Tribunal Statistics Show Rise in Claims

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Immigration - Process to Become More Applicant Friendly but Also More Costly

Friday, 26 October 2018

The government has announced a series of changes to the Immigration Rules coming into force on 1 November 2018.

Immigration Law

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Are Agency Workers Entitled to Equal Pay with Comparable Permanent Employees?

Friday, 26 October 2018

Unclear provisions concerning hours of work in agency worker contracts allowed for equal pay claims with reference to comparable permanent employees of the hirer.

Equal Pay Claims

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Could Your Company Be Liable for Injury Caused at Impromptu Drinks After a Christmas Party?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Court of Appeal has ruled in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd that a company was vicariously liable for injuries caused by its Managing Director who assaulted a colleague at impromptu drinks after the team Christmas party.

Could Your Company Be Liable for Injury Caused After a Christmas Party?

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"Something Arising in Consequence of Disability" Can Include a More Complex Chain of Circumstances

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirms "the causal connection between the something that causes unfavourable treatment and the disability my involve several links depending on the facts of a particular case".


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When Will the High Court Reviews Grant an Interim Injunction for Breach of Restrictive Covenants?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The High Court of Justice in Berry Recruitment Limited v Brooke Donovan (2018) reviewed the grounds upon which the court was prepared to grant an interim injunction to prevent an employee from breaching...

When Will the High Court Reviews Grant an Interim Injunction for Breach of Restrictive Covenants?

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Bakery Owners' Refusal to Print 'Support Gay Marriage' on a Cake Is Not Discrimination

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Supreme Court handed down their decision on the high profile case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd on 10 October 2018...

Bakery Owners' Refusal to Print 'Support Gay Marriage' on a Cake Is Not Discrimination