World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

The tournament kicked off in Russia on 14 June, with matches scheduled throughout the daytime and evenings, and the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday, 15 July. Football fever Read more…

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Posted on Jun 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Pimlico Plumbers: plumber was worker not contractor

Pimlico Plumbers: plumber was worker not contractor

In Pimlico Plumbers Limited and another v Smith [2018], the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that an Employment Tribunal was entitled to find that Gary Smith was a worker under section Read more…

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Posted on Jun 14th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

‘Pre-cancerous’ conditions, disability and the Equality Act 2010

Cancer, disability and the Equality Act 2010

In the case of Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an in situ cancer (where cancerous cells were present in the skin but Read more…

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Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work, a report aiming to expose the reality of workplace sexual harassment. The legal Read more…

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Posted on May 10th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered whether a railway signalman had been given adequate compensatory rest when he was permitted to take a series Read more…

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Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Compensation for protected disclosure in LLPs

Compensation for protected disclosure in Limited Liability Partnerships

In Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal looked at the compensation that could be awarded for making a protected disclosure (also known as ‘whistleblowing’). In July 2014, Read more…

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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Perceived discrimination at work

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that it is direct disability discrimination to treat someone less favourably on the basis of an Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Can an employee subject to discriminatory treatment by their employer refuse to work?

discriminatory treatment

This question around discriminatory treatment was asked at the Appeal Court in the case of Rochford v WNS Global Services UK Limited and others  and the answer was ‘No’. Why? Because Read more…

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Posted on Feb 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Automatic unfair dismissal and protected disclosures

Automatic unfair dismissal and protected disclosures

Can a dismissal be automatically unfair for a protected disclosure, even when the dismissing officer did not have the disclosure in mind but was misled by a manager who was Read more…

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Posted on Jan 30th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Checking employees’ right to work in the UK

right to work in UK

With penalties for employing illegal workers including fines of up to £20,000, employers usually take a cautious approach to ensuring their employees have the right to work. This article considers Read more…

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Posted on Jan 16th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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