Tillman v Egon Zehnder Limited – Broad wording voids non-compete clause

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly dose of case law. Last week we had two cases for you, one about employment status and another on tribunal fees. This week, we have three cases for you. Yes three! (groan/cheer – delete as appropriate) Our first case is a Court of Appeal case that concerns […]

By |2019-12-24T19:52:12+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Case of the Week - Blog, Restictive Covenants|0 Comments

Do you need separate ACAS Early Conciliation Certificates for each Respondent?

de Mota v ADR Network Ltd and The Co-operative Group Ltd Our next case concerns Early Conciliation (EC). Section 18A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 requires prospective Claimants to complete ACAS Early Conciliation by providing the correct information to complete an EC form and upon completion obtain an EC Certificate with a valid reference […]

By |2019-12-25T17:17:53+00:00September 22nd, 2017|ACAS Early Conciliation, Case of the Week - Blog|0 Comments

Abbeyfield Wessex Society Ltd v Edwards

Abbeyfield Wessex Society Ltd v Edwards Our final case this week is a wages claim. Earlier in the year we reported some NMW cases that laid down the criteria for deciding whether on-call or sleep-in workers should be paid the minimum wage for their shift. The criteria were: (i)        The employer’s particular purpose in engaging […]

By |2019-12-25T17:18:16+00:00September 22nd, 2017|National Minimum Wage|0 Comments

Can multi-dimensional treatment foster carers be employees of the local authority whom they foster for?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at two cases, one of them concerning equal pay, the other a right to privacy. The latter of those cases was an ECHR case that could have significant impact on email and social media monitoring both during recruitment and the course of employment. This week […]

A v B | Should Claimants who paid a fee to bring their claim be entitled to that money back from the Respondent as part of their award?

A v B Our second case is about another hot topic in employment law, Tribunal Fees. Despite being recently removed from the ET website this case posed an important question: Should Claimants who paid a fee to bring their claim be entitled to that money back from the Respondent as part of their award? Little is […]

By |2019-12-28T13:10:51+00:00September 15th, 2017|Case of the Week - Blog, Tribunal Costs Employee|0 Comments

Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors – Can jobs with different pay structures in a business be compared for equal pay claims?

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Those of you who missed it can still read last month’s newsletter, it was a bumper edition with features on the England Women’s Team, the Google memo, tribunal fees and pay reporting. This week, we have two cases for you. One will be looking at a long-standing equal […]

By |2019-12-24T19:53:45+00:00September 8th, 2017|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Barbulescu v Romania – How does the right to a private life interact with an employer email and computer use policy?

Our next case takes a slight detour away from traditional employment law to the European Court of Human Rights via the scenic route of Romania on how does the right to private life interact with an employer email and computer use policy? Mr Barbulescu, the Claimant, worked in sales and was asked to set up […]

By |2017-09-08T08:13:17+00:00September 8th, 2017|Employee Advice|0 Comments