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Jan
27
2017

Rostering is part of statutory negotiations with a trade union

Trade unions can be recognised in the workplace either voluntarily (which is most common) or following a statutory application by a trade union. ..

Jan
27
2017

No escape - Regulations confirm public sector caught by gender pay gap reporting

As expected the Government has extended the requirement to publish annual gender pay gap reports to the public sector...

Jan
24
2017

Supreme Court: Parliament must back Brexit

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Government’s appeal by a majority 8-3 and ruled that the process to leave the EU must be authorised by an Act of Parliament. ..

Jan
20
2017

Bus company’s policy breached duty to make reasonable adjustments

In the recent Supreme Court decision, First Group Plc v Paulley, a bus company was held to have failed in its duty, as a public service provider, to make reasonable..

Jan
19
2017

Could Type 2 diabetes be a disability under the Equality Act 2010?

Under the Equality Act 2010, a person with a progressive condition (such as Type 2 Diabetes) has a disability if they “have a physical or mental impairment” which “has a..

Jan
19
2017

Mobility clauses made to move aside

In the recent EAT case Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd (KBR) v Fitton & Anor, the Claimants’ employment contracts contained a broad mobility clause requiring them to relocate, if..

Jan
17
2017

What Employers need to know about Biometric Residence Permits

Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) are biometric immigration documents that are issued to all non-EEA nationals who have been granted permission to stay in the UK for more than 6 months...

Jan
13
2017

Another “Spoke in the Wheel” of the Gig Economy? Tribunal finds bike courier to be worker

Following in the tracks of the recent “Uber” case, in Dewhurst v Citysprint UK Ltd a cycle courier has been found to be a worker and not self- employed as..

Jan
12
2017

Plot twist: dismissal for showing 18-rated film to 15-16 year olds was disability discrimination

The case of City of York Council v Grosset concerned a teacher who had cystic fibrosis. The Claimant complained to the head teacher that his workload was unmanageable but no..

Jan
11
2017

Agency Workers and Right to Work Checks

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 places all UK employers under a statutory duty to prevent illegal working in the UK. Consequently, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure..



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