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Mar
17
2017

Dress codes in the workplace and religious discrimination

We wrote last year about two cases concerning individual female Muslim employees who wished to wear a headscarf at work. In each case, this was not permitted by the employer..

Mar
17
2017

Lost in translation: Confusion over employee status of an interpreter

The Equality Act 2010, which sets out the legal protections against discrimination, defines employment as “employment under a contract of employment, a contract of apprenticeship or a contract personally to..

Mar
17
2017

Spring Budget 2017: Has the Chancellor sprung any surprises for employment?

The 2017 Spring Budget was announced by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond and except for the self-employed, the changes were seen to be fairly uneventful from an employment law perspective. ..

Mar
10
2017

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance – who needs it?

This week, the Independent commented on the case of a French teacher, who after living in the UK since 1974, found her application for Permanent Residency was refused. The EEA..

Mar
09
2017

Redundancy results in unfair dismissal, sex discrimination AND part time worker detriment

In Fidessa Plc v Lancaster, the claimant, on return from maternity leave, agreed to work 9am-5pm four days a week. ..

Mar
09
2017

Assertion of disability is not by itself enough to claim harassment under the Equality Act

In Peninsula Business Services Limited v Baker, the Claimant worked as a legal advisor. The Claimant told his manager that he thought he may have dyslexia. ..

Mar
03
2017

No implied term that loan can be waived in voluntary redundancy situation

In the case of Ali v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the Privy Council ruled that there was no implied term that a voluntary redundancy situation relieves an employee’s..

Mar
03
2017

Digitised tribunal system - a step closer

On 23rd February 2017, the Government provided a response to the consultation paper, ‘Reforming the Employment Tribunal System’ published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the..

Mar
03
2017

Holiday Pay Challenge Runs out of Gas in Supreme Court

The long running question in Lock v British Gas, whether holiday pay should include commission, appears to have been definitively answered. ..

Feb
24
2017

Tier 2 Immigration Skills Charge to be introduced on 6 April 2017

Our business immigration team recently reported that the government would be introducing a new Immigration Skills Charge (or Levy) this year for Tier 2 sponsors. We can now report that..



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