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Jul
29
2019

Brexit and TUPE
#Employment

We’re nearing October and it’s still unclear what the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the EU will look like or if one will exist at all! It is also unclear what impact Brexit will have on employment law and there hasn’t really been any development in this area since The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was passed in June last year. ...

Jul
26
2019

Acas 2018/2019 Annual Report
#Employment

Last week Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation, Arbitration Service, published its 2018-2019 report, giving us keen insight into current employment claim trends. ...

Jul
25
2019

Proposals signal end for one-sided flexibility
#Employment

In a move designed to benefit shift workers and those in the gig economy, the Government has proposed workers should have the right to switch to a contract that better reflects their normal working hours. ...

Jul
23
2019

The Flexible Working Bill – should we all work flexibly?
#Employment

Last week, the Flexible Working Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons. The Bill, if passed, would require all employers to offer flexible working automatically, unless specific circumstances apply....

Jul
19
2019

Health is everyone’s business: new government proposals regarding sickness absence and statutory sick pay
#Employment

Around 100,000 people in the UK every year leave work completely after a sickness absence and 44% of people who are off work for a year or more because of illness do not return to the workplace....

Jul
17
2019

Disability discrimination: No constructive knowledge where claimant had suppressed information
#Employment

The Claimant was dismissed by the Respondent due to poor attendance. This poor attendance arose as a consequence of the Claimant’s disabilities. ...

Jul
12
2019

September Climate Strike: How to respond to striking staff
#Employment

Climate crisis protesters are urging the UK workforce to follow their student counterparts and take part in a worldwide strike, starting on 20 September 2019. ...

Jul
12
2019

An employee who posted racially offensive imagery on Facebook was not regarded as having acted in the course of his employment
#Employment

Employers can be held legally responsible for acts of discrimination and harassment carried out by their employees, provided that the conduct took place in the course of their employment. ...

Jul
11
2019

Covertly recording a meeting can amount to misconduct
#Employment

The claimant was a financial accountant for a charity called Phoenix House. She claimed that she was being improperly treated by her company during a large restructuring....

Jul
05
2019

Restriction against holding any ‘interest in’ a competing business was too wide but could be severed
#Employment

In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, the Supreme Court held that a restrictive covenant which prevented a business executive from being directly or indirectly engaged, concerned or interested in any competing business for six months after the termination of her employment was too wide to be enforceable. However, it was possible to remove the wider wording from the clause to leave a narrower, and enforceable, restriction. ...

Jul
05
2019

Christian Claimant dismissed because of the way he expressed his beliefs and not the beliefs themselves
#Employment

In the recent EAT judgement in Page v NHS Trust Development, the Claimant’s appeal was dismissed finding that the Trust had not discriminated when removing the Claimant from office. ...

Jul
05
2019

Direct discrimination based on perceived disability upheld by Court of Appeal
#Employment

In the first perceived disability case to be heard by the Court of Appeal, the court has upheld the decision that a police officer with marginal hearing loss suffered direct discrimination when she was turned down for a transfer to the Norfolk Constabulary....

Jul
05
2019

Depression does not affect exclusively one part of cognitive functioning
#Employment

In the recent case of Mr D Wilkinson v Emovis Operations Leeds Ltd: 1809825/2018, the Employment Tribunal did not accept that depression impacts only one part of an individual’s cognitive functioning. ...

Jul
01
2019

Clarkslegal supports Turkish food importer to buy wholesaler
#Corporate #Real Estate #Employment

We are pleased to complete the acquisition of a wholesale and distribution business for a client which further bolsters existing turnover and operations in different geographical areas....

Jun
27
2019

No right to re-engagement despite tribunal order
#Employment

The University of Cambridge was ordered by a tribunal to re-engage the Claimant after it admitted liability for her unfair dismissal. They refused, choosing instead to pay the Claimant an additional award. ...

Jun
27
2019

Holiday pay – the tides change again
#Employment

By now you will be familiar with the ever-changing developments relating to holiday pay over the past several years. ...

Jun
24
2019

Human Resources and Ethics
#Information Technology #Corporate #Employment #Data Protection

The recently announced huge gift of £150 million to Oxford University by Stephen Schwarzman to fund a new institute for ethics in artificial intelligence is a reminder of the huge importance attached by many to the need for more ethical focus on issues arising from artificial intelligence and technology innovation....

Jun
21
2019

New international labour standard on violence and harassment at work
#Employment #Clarkslegal

For over 20 years, Clarkslegal has been an integral part of the UK delegation to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations agency which sets international labour standards and monitors compliance with them. ...

Jun
20
2019

Employer’s allocation of training duties found to be discriminatory for employee for whom English was not his first language
#Employment

In the recent case of Khawaja v Transport for London, a Tribunal found that an employee had been subjected to direct race discrimination by his manager in respect of the allocation of training opportunities. ...

Jun
14
2019

Clarkslegal LLP Immigration Team helps leading tech start-up obtain their Sponsor licence in 3 weeks
#Immigration #Employment #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Information Technology

The Immigration Team at Clarkslegal has supported the team at a leading London tech start-up in obtaining their Sponsor licence....

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