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Assertion that five weeks’ holiday to attend religious festival was not genuine

A request for holidays to attend religious festivals was not genuine and therefore the employment tribunal did not need to decide if refusing it was discriminatory.

Posted 21st February 2017

COT3 agreement did not prevent second claim

In this case a COT3 agreement between the same parties did not prevent a second claim.

Posted 21st February 2017

Employment tribunal judgments online

A database of employment tribunal judgments in England, Wales and Scotland has gone live.

Posted 20th February 2017

Trade Union Act 2016 to come into force on 1 March 2017

The main provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 come into force on 1 March 2017.

Posted 20th February 2017

New national minimum wage rates from April 2017

Draft legislation has been published introducing new national minimum wage rates with effect from 1 April 2017.

Posted 13th February 2017

What to expect in employment law in 2017

2017 continues to look relatively quiet for new legislation.

Posted 11th January 2017

Employer not liable for assault after Christmas party

A company was not liable for an assault by its Managing Director on an employee at an impromptu drinks following the company Christmas party.

Posted 11th January 2017

Why did Uber lose at the employment tribunal?

This article explains the reasons why Uber lost and highlights how this decision should be a wakeup call for your business if you believe you still engage self-employed workers.

Posted 2nd November 2016

Resolving differences between protected characteristics – the ‘Gay Cakes’ case

In this case a customer was discriminated against when a shop refused to fulfill an order for a cake supporting gay marriage due to the owners' religious beliefs.

Posted 1st November 2016

Right to privacy in employment

In this case, the employer was able to rely on information given to it by police when deciding whether to dismiss.

Posted 24th October 2016

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