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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

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The Charity Commission Sees 15% Rise in Whistleblowing Reports

Friday, 12 October 2018

A report published on 28 September 2018 reveals whistleblowing disclosures to the Charity Commission are up by almost 15% from 2016-2017.

The Charity Commission Sees 15% Rise in Whistleblowing Reports

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A Close Shave: Can Employers Ban Beards in the Workplace?

Friday, 05 October 2018

Following the recent BBC news story that a police officer is bringing an industrial tribunal case against the Police Service of Northern Ireland over a ban on facial hair, we take a look at the position concerning dress codes and sex discrimination.

A Close Shave: Can Employers Ban Beards in the Workplace?

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Minimum Wage Compliance and 'Employment Law Evasion' in the Gig Economy

Friday, 05 October 2018

The publication of a new report on minimum wage compliance and the launch of an inquiry into 'employment law evasion' in the gig economy highlight that both of these matters remain present on the government's current agenda.

Minimum Wage Compliance and 'Employment Law Evasion' in the Gig Economy

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Knowledge of Disability - Can Employers Rely Solely on an Employee's Disclosure?

Friday, 28 September 2018

Employers often ask whether declarations that an employee is not disabled on an application form or health questionnaire are good evidence that they could not have known about a particular health condition.

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Football Referee Body Wins Tax Case - What Can You Learn from It?

Friday, 28 September 2018

A judgment about the tax status of football referees highlights some interesting considerations for employers.

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Can an Employer Remove an Outdated Contractual Travel Allowance Following a TUPE Transfer?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Yes, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held in Tabberer v Mears Ltd UKEAT/0064/17 but it does depend on the detailed facts and employers should be careful to assess the particular circumstances on every occasion.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

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Is it Possible for an Employee to Give Notice but Not Mean to Resign?

Friday, 21 September 2018

In the recent case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employee's letter giving 'one month's notice' was not an unambiguous act of resignation.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

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New Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 Receives Royal Assent

Friday, 21 September 2018

Under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (the Act), parents who suffer the death of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks paid leave.

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

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New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit

Friday, 14 September 2018

With a new White Paper on immigration anticipated in the coming weeks, are there signs that the government will soften its previously tough stance on immigration?

New Immigration Schemes Proposed to Improve Competitiveness of UK Industries After Brexit

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Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

Friday, 14 September 2018

This is an important question for all employers who are undertaking internal investigations, whether they are carrying out the investigation themselves or commissioning others to do it.

Are Documents Created During an Internal Investigation Privileged?

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Can an Employer Search an Employees Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?

Friday, 14 September 2018

The High Court, in the recently reported decision of Richmond v Selecta Systems Limited, has found that, to protect the company's interests, an employer who had a reasonable suspicion that an employee had openly taken confidential information...

Can an Employer Search an Employee's Mobile Phone to Protect Confidential Information?