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Nov
25
2016

Tribunal runs out of patience for litigant in person
#Employment

In Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an Employment Tribunal’s (ET) decision to award costs against the Claimant, who was acting in person....

Nov
23
2016

Paris Saint Germain’s Serge Aurier Denied UK Visa
#Immigration #Employment

The Guardian 22 Nov 2016 reported that Paris Saint Germain defender, Serge Aurier, has been refused permission by the Home Office to travel to England for today’s Champions League match against Arsenal....

Nov
18
2016

Bereavement leave for parents
#Employment

Unlike many other countries, in the UK there is no minimum entitlement to bereavement leave. There is a requirement for an employer to give unpaid emergency leave to take action required due to a dependent’s death but this is only expected to cover leave for funeral arrangements rather than actual time to grieve. ...

Nov
18
2016

Segregation by gender not sex discrimination
#Employment

Treating male and female staff differently will not be direct sex discrimination, unless one group is treated less favourably than the other as a result....

Nov
18
2016

Don’t ask don’t get? Not according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal…
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in Grange v Abellio London, has ruled that an employee does not have to actually request a rest break before making a claim that they have been refused rest breaks....

Nov
16
2016

Collaboration in Supply Chains
#Employment

The importance of enhanced collaborative working with suppliers is that it may provide a more trustworthy system of engagement, to include the workforce of the suppliers. ...

Nov
11
2016

TUC: Workers paying the price for tribunal fees
#Employment

New figures published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) show that the number of claims challenging unfair dismissals and discrimination at work has fallen by 9,000 a month and blames this reduction on the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013....

Nov
11
2016

Trade Union Detriments: Burden of Proof
#Employment

In Dahou v Serco Ltd, Mr Dahou alleged that he had not been dismissed for the gross misconduct alleged but due to his trade union activities....

Nov
10
2016

Home Office’s Online Permanent Residence service for EEA Nationals
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration #Clarkslegal

EEA or Swiss nationals wishing to apply for a Permanent Residence document can now do so using the Home Office’s new online service. The service which was introduced last month, can be used by most EEA nationals. It does not, however, apply to students or those who are self-sufficient and are either reliant on a family member for support or are financially responsible for any other family members....

Nov
04
2016

Rising earnings for the low-paid
#Employment

Figures released this week from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a trend of rising earnings for the low-paid....

Nov
04
2016

‘Bert and Ernie’ cake gives bakers food for thought…
#Employment

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has upheld the decision that a bakery which refused to fulfil an order for a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage amounted to sexual orientation discrimination....

Nov
04
2016

Grouping misconduct – a cautionary tale…
#Employment

In Broecker v Metroline Travel Limited, Mr Broecker was dismissed from his role as a bus driver for misconduct reasons. His employer specified four separate acts of misconduct: two for not following company policy when reporting bus faults and two for making unnecessary journeys after discovering a potential fault....

Nov
03
2016

Ashamed of your employer?
#Employment

With increasingly significant social responsibility pressures and UK laws like the Bribery or Modern Slavery Acts, any public exposure by regulators or media of alleged misbehaviours by well-known businesses, or by people they use as suppliers or agents, highlights the endless scrutiny of what companies do or neglect to do. ...

Oct
28
2016

The verdict is in: Uber Drivers ARE workers!
#Employment

Today the tribunal has handed down its judgment and has decided that they are workers and are not self-employed as Uber had claimed....

Oct
28
2016

You don’t call, you don’t write…
#Employment

In the recent EAT case of Sandle v Adecco UK Ltd, Mrs Sandle was an agency worker employed by Adecco and working on assignment at a third party. The assignment came to an end and then a stalemate ensued....

Oct
28
2016

Tribunal finds EasyJet discriminated against breastfeeding mothers
#Employment

An employment tribunal has concluded that some of EasyJet’s roster practices indirectly discriminated against two breastfeeding flight attendants....

Oct
28
2016

Tesco facing legal action over decision to cut pay
#Employment

Tesco made changes to their pay structures earlier in the year which resulted in an increase to basic pay but a decrease in pay related to unsocial hours, weekend work and bank holidays. As a result, 17 long-serving Tesco workers have reportedly initiated employment tribunal claims against the supermarket chain....

Oct
24
2016

Big brands face modern slavery challenge
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The news broken by the BBC Panorama investigation about refugees and children alleged to be working in Turkey on clothes for Marks and Spencer and ASOS, whatever the facts are found to be, highlights the challenge of supply chain management and risk to big brands of being linked with such accusations. ...

Oct
21
2016

“Private investigation” limits data privacy award
#Employment

A county court judge has rejected comparisons with phone hacking when setting a level for a data privacy award against the Metropolitan and Greater Manchester Police....

Oct
21
2016

A model recruitment process?
#Employment

A London recruitment agency, Matching Models, has been heavily criticised for posting job adverts on their website for “attractive women”, a “sexy female driver”, and a PA with “a classic look, brown long hair with b-c cup”....

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