First instance decision; gender-fluid and non-binary workers protected under the Equality Act 2010

Ms R Taylor, a gender-fluid engineer, has won a claim for harassment, direct discrimination, victimisation and constructive unfair dismissal.  Taylor, previously presenting as male, began to identify as gender fluid Read more…

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Posted on Oct 13th, 2020 by Anthony Heywood

Returning to Work in a Pandemic

For a number of months now the government has been pushing the message; unless you are able to work from home you are “actively encouraged to go to work” (in Read more…

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Posted on Oct 13th, 2020 by Anthony Heywood

“A Frolic of his own” WM Morrison Supermarket plc v Various Claimants

The issue of vicarious liability has been the source of many cases in the UK. The Supreme Court have taken the opportunity in this recent case to provide a neat Read more…

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Posted on Apr 2nd, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Top 5 questions about maternity leave

It’s that time of year again when we all show our gratitude for the things that our mothers do for us. Becoming a mother can be a scary thing in Read more…

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Posted on Mar 23rd, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Uber drivers are employees – French Court of Cassation rules

The French Court of Cassation (‘the Court’) has ruled that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors in a decision which grapples with some of the key issues in Read more…

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Posted on Mar 12th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: Gig-enomics: Worker vs Employee

The age of the smartphone and the app-based platforms which have flourished as a result has ushered in an unprecedented flexibility in the ways in which work is done and Read more…

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Posted on Feb 17th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law Thoughts: Veganuary: ethical veganism can be protected by the Equality Act 2010

January is a time for resolutions and fresh starts. The Veganuary campaign encourages people to join the rising number of full time vegans in a month-long pledge to ditch the Read more…

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Posted on Jan 17th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Disability discrimination and relying on occupational health reports

Fundamentally, employers will always – to some extent at least – need to rely upon the knowledge of others when deciding how to act in relation to employees with disabilities. Read more…

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Posted on Oct 22nd, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Dismissal for capability

The question of when an employee with a long-term disability related absence can be dismissed for capability is always a difficult one for employers and involves a careful balancing act Read more…

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Posted on Oct 15th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Employment status update: the right to substitute

Employment status is currently a true hot-button topic for consideration. The Uber and Deliveroo cases, along with Pimlico Plumbers, have raised the question now, more so than ever, as to Read more…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

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