Peninsula Business Service Ltd v Baker – Can an employee successfully bring a harassment claim due to their alleged disability without establishing they are disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010?

Good morning, and welcome back to your weekly case law update – the perfect start to any Friday. Last week we looked at mobility clauses and unfair dismissal. This week we will be looking at disability discrimination and harassment. Our previous update of G4S v Powell explains that S6 of the Equality Act 2010 defines [...]

Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Limited v Filton – Can employees be dismissed for misconduct for refusal to obey a mobility clause in their contract?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update, last week we had our February newsletter which covered the Trade Union Act and minimum wage offenders. Prior to that, your last instalment of case law concerned employment status and discrimination. This week we shall be looking at whether employees can be dismissed for misconduct for refusing [...]

Minimum wage offenders – Latest list published

Welcome back, last week our case law update covered the highly influential Pilmlico Plumbers case. This week, as it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s time to step away from the world of case law and take a wider view at the changing face of employment law. Not only that, we have some very [...]

Trade Unions – New Balloting Rules

You may remember our forecast for 2017 included the implementation of the Trade Union Bill. From 1st March 2017, the Trade Union Act 2016, will come into force. The Act requires 50% turnout on any strike votes. It also requires more information to be included on voting papers, unions appointing a picketing supervisor on all [...]

PJH Law News – New Solicitor and Website

It’s been a month of change here and we have a lot to tell you. First of all, we would like to introduce the newest member of our team, solicitor Samantha Crombie Secondly, we have a shiny new website. Our new site is a bit more modern and also mobile friendly. We also have several [...]

Lighter Side of the News – Amazon Employee Sacked for writing anti-Semitic message

No newsletter would be complete without an outlandish employment law issue that gets caught up in the eye of post-fact, alternate news tabloid journalism. In previous months this has included deaf police snipers, estate agents fighting class division protesters, simulating sex acts on a banana and teachers showing 18 rated films at work! This month’s [...]

An Employment Law Review of 2016

Season’s greetings to you and welcome to our final newsletter of the year. Last week’s case law update was an ECJ case about fixed term contracts. We would also like to highlight our Christmas FAQs for anyone who hasn’t already read them. As it is the final update of 2016 we thought we would make [...]

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest Timeline

The latest timeframe has been announced for gender pay gap reporting. From 6 April 2017 the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations will come into force which will require all private or voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay data on their website. Companies of that size who pay [...]

Shared Parental Leave – Latest Statistics

A survey by CIPD has found that just 5% of fathers and 8% of mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was introduced 18 months ago.  We previously discussed why take up was so low and this survey added it may also be because free childcare is only applicable to children aged 3 and [...]

JD Sports – Worse conditions than Sport’s Direct

Over the past 12 months Sports Direct has deserved all the flak it received for the atrocious conditions reported in its warehouses. However, unfortunately it seems it isn’t the only sportswear brand that treats its staff terribly. In a recent newspaper report, it was found that staff at JD Sports were threatened with dismissal if they sat [...]