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'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company's Directors Personally Liable for Breached Contracts

Thursday, 18 April 2019

In Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd, the director and company secretary were held personally liable for breaches of the claimants' employment contracts.

'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company Directors Intentionally Breached Contracts

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Can an Employer Be Liable if an Employee Sustains an Injury at a Work Party?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Yes. However on the facts of Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, the High Court found that Cancer Research UK was not liable, vicariously or in negligence, for an employee's injury at a work party.

Can An Employer Be Liable If An Employee Sustains An Injury At A Work Party?

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Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The government is currently consulting on the implementation of a £95,000 cap to exit payments in the public sector. The proposed cap, which will apply to public sector employers including academies, was first devised back in 2015.

Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

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Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Employees may be entitled to receive long term disability payments until death or retirement, even if their disability would allow them to work in some capacity.

Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

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Gay Headteacher Discriminated Against over Dating App Threesome

Friday, 12 April 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a Headteacher was subjected to sexual orientation discrimination and constructively dismissed following an inadequate investigation and procedural errors in the school's disciplinary process.

Gay Headteacher Discriminated Against over Dating App Threesome

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Can Policies Be Relevant to the Reasonableness of Adjustments?

Friday, 12 April 2019

An employer's discretionary and non-contractual policy was held to be relevant to the question of whether it would have been reasonable to make a particular adjustment for a disabled employee.

Discrimination

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Increases to Injury to Feelings Compensation

Friday, 12 April 2019

The recommended amounts to be awarded to claimants for injured feelings in discrimination and whistleblowing claims have increased.

Increase in Injury to Feelings Awards

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Handling Capability Issues - A Cautionary Tale for Employers

Friday, 05 April 2019

In Iwuchukwu v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust the Court of Appeal restored the Employment Tribunal's findings of race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal. The case is a useful reminder for employers...

Handling Capability Issues - A Cautionary Tale for Employers

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Can an Employer Withhold Pay When an Employee Is Prevented From Working?

Friday, 05 April 2019

In the case of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg, the Court of Appeal looked at whether an employer could withhold an employee's pay at a time when he was prevented from working by the actions of a third party.

Can an Employer Withhold Pay When an Employee Is Prevented From Working?

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How to Manage Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

Friday, 05 April 2019

Sexual orientation is a common issue in today's workplace. We provide useful tips for nurseries to consider when hiring and managing employees.

How to Manage Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

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Will Requiring Someone to Work at the Weekend Amount to Discrimination on the Grounds of Religious Belief?

Friday, 29 March 2019

Not on the facts of City of Oxford Bus Services Limited v Harvey but the details behind each case will be key.

Will Requiring Someone to Work at the Weekend Amount to Discrimination on the Grounds of Religious Belief?

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'Pimlico Plumber' Loses £74,000 Holiday Pay Claim

Friday, 29 March 2019

Following the Supreme Court decision that a plumber (Mr Smith) was engaged as a 'worker' for the purposes of relevant legislation, Mr Smith has lost his claim for £74,000 of holiday pay.

'Pimlico Plumber' Loses £74,000 Holiday Pay Claim

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Can a False Belief Give Rise to a Claim for Disability Discrimination?

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employee's false belief that working practices would exacerbate her disability, resulting in her refusal to comply and disciplinary action, was not sufficient to establish disability discrimination.

Can a False Belief Give Rise to a Claim for Disability Discrimination?

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More Independent Contractors Held to Be Workers

Friday, 22 March 2019

There have been a number of cases about worker status recently. Many of these have come from the gig economy but other sectors are also impacted.

More Independent Contractors Held to Be Workers