Ali v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at disability discrimination. This week we look at whether an express term in a contract of employment can be subject to a ‘limiting’ implied term. The interesting decision in this case by the Privy Council (on appeal from Trinidad and Tobago [...]

Refusal of five week holiday request for religious festivals

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we had our monthly newsletter, which included a forecast for 2017, this week we bring you a case about religion and belief discrimination.  This week’s case is an EAT case that we had previously covered at Tribunal level. For the uninitiated, Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010 [...]

Government Review Tribunal Fees – Published

Tribunal Fees have been a contentious issue since their introduction in July 2013. In March 2017, the Supreme Court is set to hear the case of R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor in  March 2017. UNISON have been challenging Employment Tribunal fees on the grounds that they are discriminatory and obstruct access to justice. However, the [...]

Uber Drivers

Today’s case of the week is the case involving Uber. If you have not yet done so, read the judgment. It is very well put together on uber drivers. The decision will be read around the world. Careful readers of the footnotes will see that two greats of English Literature, William Shakespeare and John Milton, are quoted [...]