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Calls for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Friday, 14 June 2019

The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report identifying a number of concerns regarding non-disclosure provisions in settlement agreements to resolve employment disputes or terminate employment.

Calls for Action on Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Shared Parental Leave - Is It Discriminatory If Different to Maternity Leave?

Friday, 07 June 2019

It is not discrimination for an employer to have enhanced maternity leave benefits but not enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) benefits. This is the decision in respect of direct discrimination claims and now also indirect discrimination claims.

Shared Parental Leave - Is It Discriminatory If Different to Maternity Leave?

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No Victimisation Claim for Statements Made by Director During Cross-Examination

Friday, 07 June 2019

Comments made by an employer's witness during cross examination at an Employment Tribunal hearing did not give rise to a victimisation claim by a former employee.

No Victimisation Claim for Statements Made by Director During Cross-Examination

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The Importance of Considering and Making Reasonable Adjustments

Friday, 07 June 2019

Employers are under a duty to make 'reasonable adjustments' for employees who are 'disabled' for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 with a view to reducing or removing any disadvantage suffered by that individual.

The Importance of Considering and Making Reasonable Adjustments

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Employment Disputes - Do Jurisdiction Clauses Always Work?

Friday, 31 May 2019

Should the UK courts rule on a dispute arising from an employment relationship in the Netherlands? In this case, the employer sought to pursue claims against its former employee.

Employment Disputes - Do Jurisdiction Clauses Always Work?

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When Are Time Limits for Employment Claims Flexible?

Friday, 31 May 2019

A claim for unfair dismissal and a claim for race discrimination were presented to the tribunal out of time. The unfair dismissal claim was rejected but the discrimination claim was not. Why?

When Are Time Limits for Employment Claims Flexible?

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Is It Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?

Friday, 24 May 2019

In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818, the Court of Appeal unanimously held that it was fair, in circumstances where the employee is inappropriately proselytising their religious beliefs.

Is it Unfair to Dismiss an Employee for Promoting Their Religious Beliefs at Work?

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Refusal to Make Adjustment for 'High Risk' Disabled Employee Was Fair

Friday, 24 May 2019

A disabled employee was not discriminated against when his international job posting was blocked after his medical assessment classed him as being 'high risk'.

Refusal to Make Adjustment for 'High Risk' Disabled Employee Was Fair

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Employers Are Required to Record Working Time

Friday, 24 May 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that member states' laws must require employers to set up a system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured...

Employers Are Required to Record Working Time

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Did Disability Have a "Material Influence" on Decision to Dismiss?

Friday, 17 May 2019

A recent case, Baldeh v Churches Housing Associate of Dudley and District Ltd highlights the risks that an employer needs to consider when dismissing someone who is classified as disabled under the Equality Act 2010.

Did Disability Have a

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Response to Government Consultation Backs More Robust Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents

Friday, 17 May 2019

On 15 February we reported on the Government's consultation paper to collect opinions on plans to extend the protections from redundancy and discrimination for women on maternity leave and other expectant parents.

Response to Government Consultation Backs More Robust Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents

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TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

Friday, 03 May 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case, Graysons Restaurants Ltd v Jones and Others, illustrates the importance of carrying out due diligence when taking on staff from an insolvent employer.

TUPE and Insolvency: What Is the Extent of Your Liability?

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Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

Friday, 03 May 2019

In Atholl House Productions Limited v HMRC, it was found that Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams, who had provided services to the BBC through a service company, was not an employee of the BBC for tax purposes.

Loose Women Presenter Avoids Paying Employee Taxes

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Is a Strike-Out Always the Right Answer?

Friday, 26 April 2019

Striking out a claim is a draconian step. Although each case will turn on its own facts, where claimants are unrepresented it may be more appropriate to apply for a deposit order.

Is a Strike-Out Always the Right Answer?