At this time of year, it is common to reflect on what has happened and see how things have progressed in the past 12 months. Here are our employment law highlights (and lowlights) of 2018:
January: Phil Neville was appointed manager of England Women’s Football Team amid a sexist twitter gaffe and an EAT. The case of Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd brought an interesting judgment on rest breaks.
March: Companies published their gender pay gap data.
May: GDPR came in to force ending the spam of opt-in emails. Elsewhere, Addison Lee v Gascoigne was one of a raft of employment status cases.
August: Gray v Mulberry held that a belief in the sanctity of intellectual property was not a protected belief and Office Equipment v Hughes found that employers had the right to contest the damages awarded even if they did not defend a claim.
September: Morrison’s became the latest supermarket to be hit with an equal pay claim.
December: Moves were made on implementing the Taylor Report and Deliveroo couriers were deemed ineligible for trade union recognition.