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Whistleblowing Detriments Must Be Both Proven and in Time

Thursday, 29 March 2018

In the case of Royal Mail Group Ltd -v- Jhuti, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether in whistleblowing claims it was necessary for a claimant to prove...

Whistleblowing Detriments Must Be Both Proven and in Time

Articles & Blogs Employment

Bishop Who Refused Licence to Priest in Same-Sex Marriage Did Not Unlawfully Discriminate

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The Court of Appeal has held in the case of Pemberton v Inwood that the refusal to grant a ministry licence to a priest in a same-sex marriage did not amount to discrimination as the religious occupational requirement exception applied.

Bishop Who Refused Licence to Priest in Same-Sex Marriage Did Not Unlawfully Discriminate

Articles & Blogs Employment Immigration

Pressure Mounts on Recruitment of Key Overseas Talent

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Employers looking overseas to fill vacancies for skilled and senior roles have been facing difficulties over the last few months with restrictions starting to bite on the popular Tier 2 (General) immigration category.

Pressure Mounts on Recruitment of Key Overseas Talent

Articles & Blogs Employment

A Question of Costs - What Employers Need to Know

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Two recent cases have grappled with the question of claimant costs.

A Question of Costs - What Employers Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is Strong Belief Enough for an Employer to Be Regarded as Knowing of an Employee's Disability?

Friday, 23 March 2018

In the recent case of Toy v Chief Constable of Leicestershire, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that the Chief Constable did not and could not reasonably have been expected to know that the Claimant suffered from dyslexia...


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More Government Fines and 'Naming and Shaming' Ahead of Increase to National Minimum Wage

Friday, 23 March 2018

The government has taken further action to ensure employers are paying employees the National Minimum Wage ("NMW").

More Government Fines and 'Naming and Shaming' Ahead of Increase to National Minimum Wage

Articles & Blogs Employment

Was it Fair to Dismiss a Head Teacher for Failure to Disclose Relationship with a Sex Offender?

Friday, 23 March 2018

Yes, held the Supreme Court in the recent case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. An employment tribunal had been entitled to find that the dismissal was in the range of reasonable responses.


Articles & Blogs Employment

To Bump or Not to Bump? A Redundancy Selection Question

Friday, 23 March 2018

Does an employee need to ask their employer to be redeployed into another role and 'bump' a colleague into redundancy?

To Bump or Not to Bump? A Redundancy Selection Question

Employment Higher Education

5 HR Issues All Finance Directors Should Be Aware of

Friday, 23 March 2018

In this article, Partner Jane Byford identifies issues that financial directors will need to be aware of.

5 HR Issues All Finance Directors Should Be Aware of

Articles & Blogs Employment

How Much Holiday Entitlement Should Casual Workers and Zero Hours Workers Receive and How Should It Be Calculated?

Friday, 16 March 2018

This case has far reaching implications for practices across many sectors within the economy. In this case The Harpur Trust seeks a common-sense interpretation of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) and recognition that working part of the year...

Holiday Entitlement

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Long Working Hours - What Constitutes Discrimination?

Friday, 16 March 2018

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that an expectation for a disabled employee to work long hours amounted to...

Discrimination

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Does Unequal Pay Between Genders Prove Indirect Discrimination?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Is evidence showing females clustered at the lower end of the pay scale and males clustered at the higher end of the pay scale sufficient to show that females are suffering from a 'particular disadvantage' under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010)?

Gender Pay

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Is a Pre-Cancerous Condition a Disability Under the Equality Act 2010?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), where there is medical evidence to show that a type of cancer is present.

Integration in the Workplace

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Must Pregnant Workers Be Given Priority Status in a Collective Redundancy Exercise?

Friday, 09 March 2018

In the recent case of Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others (Case C-103/16), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that pregnant workers are not entitled to special treatment in a collective redundancy exercise.

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Agency Worker Rights - Can Higher Pay Compensate for Less Favourable Terms?

Friday, 09 March 2018

In the recent case of Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a failure to give qualifying agency workers the same basic terms and conditions as employees...

VWV Employment blog on whistleblowing detriment.