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Jul
24
2017

Potential increase to damages bands for injury to feelings

In discrimination claims (and in some other claims such as those for detrimental treatment following a protected disclosure), claimants can..

Jul
21
2017

No Dual Nationality for Dutch Nationals living in Post Brexit Britain

Dutch PM Mark Rutte, this week confirmed that Dutch nationals in the UK who are considering securing British citizenship in order to avoid complication after Brexit, will be stripped of..

Jul
20
2017

Taylor Review: Key Proposals

The much awaited Taylor Review into modern working practices has been released. It aims to tackle “one-sided flexibility” in favour of employers in the labour market. The key recommendations include:..

Jul
20
2017

Falling through the Gap: BBC posts some surprising pay data

The BBC came under fire yesterday after publishing data on their biggest earners. The broadcaster has released a list of their “talent” within the organisation earning over £150,000 per year...

Jul
20
2017

Whistleblowing – Court of Appeal considers ‘public interest’ test

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much-awaited decision in the case of Chesterton Global v Nurmohamed and, unfortunately for employers, it does not provide the assistance they were..

Jul
19
2017

New Subject Access Request guidance issued

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has updated its guidance to its code of practice on subject access requests (SARs) under the Data Protection Act to reflect recent developments in case..

Jul
19
2017

Employee jailed for breaching court order relating to confidential data

An employee has been jailed for 6 weeks for breaching an interim injunction awarded in the case of OCS Group UK v Dadi...

Jul
18
2017

ACAS Early Conciliation – Ensure the correct Respondent is identified!

In Giny v SNA Transport Limited, the Claimant brought several claims in the ET against his former employer. Before issuing his ET1 claim form, he contacted ACAS to commence early..

Jul
14
2017

A 10% uplift to awards for psychiatric injury or injury to feelings arising from discrimination

The Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle, held that the level of damages in certain types of claims should be increased by 10% after 1 April 2013, to reflect..

Jul
13
2017

Whistle-blowers can receive stigma damages for loss of career, even if they do not specifically request this in their ET claim

Unlike ordinary unfair dismissal claims, there is no cap on damages for loss of earnings in a whistle-blowing claim...



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