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Feb
09
2017

Trade union rep potentially fairly dismissed for not so picture perfect activities

In the case of Metroline RATPDEV Ltd v Morris, the EAT held the Claimant’s activities of storing, using or disseminating confidential information did not amount to ‘trade union activities’ and..

Feb
07
2017

In good faith? Refusal of holiday for employee wanting to attend religious festivals was not discrimination

It is accepted that attendance at religious festivals can constitute a manifestation of religious belief giving rise to indirect discrimination claims, however, the EAT in Gareddu v London Underground Ltd..

Feb
03
2017

Gross negligence can constitute gross misconduct

In Adesokan v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court decision that a failure to act can, in certain situations, amount to gross misconduct...

Feb
02
2017

Government publishes guidance on apprenticeship funding

We reported last year (Apprenticeship levy update) on the government’s plans to introduce an apprenticeship levy of 0.5% for all employers with a total annual payroll bill in excess of..

Feb
02
2017

Stronger workplace protection for new and expectant mothers on the horizon?

Last week the Government responded to calls from MPs on the Woman and Equalities Committee to give pregnant women and mothers greater legal protection in the workplace. ..

Feb
02
2017

Redundancy shortly after TUPE was for an ETO reason

In Davies v Droylsden Academy, the claimant was a lettings manager at a company which provided property services to Droylsden Academy. ..

Feb
01
2017

Forgiven Not Forgotten? Fair dismissal despite employer’s reliance on expired warning

In Stratford v Auto Trail VR Ltd the EAT found a dismissal to be fair despite the employer’s reliance on earlier expired warnings...

Jan
31
2017

Can directors be disqualified for employing illegal workers?

The Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 (“IANA 2006”), makes employers responsible for preventing illegal working in the UK...

Jan
27
2017

Overseas Domestic Worker visa – a route which tolerates abuse and slavery?

It has long been recognised that migrant domestic workers are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. The nature of abuse may span from minor breaches of employment and health and..

Jan
27
2017

Shoe on the other foot? Government confirms requiring female staff to wear high heels is discriminatory

A House of Commons Joint Committee report examining workplace dress codes has been published. ..



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