Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT) Hello and welcome to our case of the week blog. This week’s case has been all over the news. It raises some interesting legal and ethical questions. We covered it a few weeks ago (at the time of its hearing at Tribunal level). The EAT has now delivered [...]
Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 outlaws unfavourable treatment because of ‘something’ that arises in consequence of an individual’s disability. This is funny wording that isn’t immediately clear. Its purpose is to protect individuals who have not obviously been discriminated against because of a disability but have suffered unfavourable treatment because of something [...]
Those employers who are providing staff with face masks during the pandemic should note that it has come to this firm’s attention that a number of masks, made in China, have been falsely accredited as meeting CE Status using forged documents from a Notified Body. These masks are said to meet the FFFP1, 2 or [...]
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EAT Rules That You Do Not Actually Have to Do Any Work to Be a ‘Worker’ The EAT has ruled that you do not actually have to do any work to be a ‘worker’ for the purposes of the Employment Right Act 1998 (ERA). Mr. Somerville was a barrister who, amongst other things, sat [...]
New Recruits First: Alex. Alex is our trainee and joined the firm in September 2020. He is currently assisting the solicitors with the management of cases and writing the firm’s external communications including this newsletter. He is also currently studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, and is enjoying the hands-on employment law experience. [...]
First: Alex. Alex is our trainee and joined the firm in September 2020. He is currently assisting the solicitors with the management of cases and writing the firm’s external communications including this newsletter. He is also currently studying for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, and is enjoying the hands-on employment law experience. You can view Alex's [...]
The firm’s new Affordable Risk Management cloud based HR software is set to be released soon. The software is modular and includes: HRM Database (personnel records and data management) with an Employee Portal and login for e-learning and booking holiday. Document management which includes a Legal Doc library and creating and editing Contracts, Letters, and Handbooks. [...]
Channel 4 and Monzo have made headlines recently for becoming among the first businesses to adopt a specific miscarriage policy. By law, employees only become entitled to maternity/paternity leave if their child is stillborn (when their child dies after the 24th week of pregnancy or during birth). There is no legal entitlement to maternity/paternity leave [...]
Tesco employee makes slightly informal tannoy announcement. You can view the full news article here. To be honest, we think it’s better than the normal ones (although his manager probably disagrees).
Can an award for injury to feelings be made even if the discrimination was indirect and unintentional? The short answer is yes. However, section 124 of the Equality Act 2010 stipulates that a tribunal cannot make such an award before considering making a declaration (a statement as to the rights of the parties) or a [...]
PJH Law is pleased to announce that its online business will be re-launching in June 2021. The product suite includes a full learner management system as well as HR online tools and e-learning courses. The full suite is here. The full range of e-learning courses is here. Any reader who wishes to beta test the [...]
Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. Today, we are looking at reasonable adjustments. Specifically, whether the failure to permit a job applicant with dyspraxia to submit his application orally, as opposed to by way of an online form, is a failure to make reasonable adjustments. Facts The factual matrix is simple. [...]
Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. This week we’re looking at constructive dismissal. Particularly, whether an employer can ‘remedy’ a fundamental breach of contract so to extinguish such a claim. Facts The Claimant was employed as a Learning Support Assistant in one of the Respondent’s schools. One of her duties was [...]