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Headscarf ban was not direct discrimination

This case has been widely, in our view, misreported by the media. Contrary to press reports it is not a green light to ban the wearing of religious symbols in the workplace.

Posted 29th March 2017

Round up of employment law changes in April 2017

There are a number of changes to be aware of coming into effect in the early part of April 2017. This article rounds them up for you.

Posted 23rd March 2017

Gross negligence was gross misconduct

In this case a dismissal of an employee for inaction, or gross negligence, was found to be for gross misconduct.

Posted 2nd March 2017

British Gas refused the right to appeal in long running holiday pay case

I understand that the Supreme Court has denied British Gas the right to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision.

Posted 1st March 2017

2017 Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits

New compensation limits to take effect from 6 April 2017.

Posted 26th February 2017

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Briefing

If your organisation has 250 or more employees on the snapshot date of 5 April 2017 then you will have to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (‘GPG Regulations’). This briefing is a summary of the aims of the GPG Regulations and how employers must comply with them.

Posted 21st February 2017

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

A request for holiday 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

Self-Employed Plumber Wins Worker Status

Pimlico Plumbers v Gary Smith | Court of Appeal | February 2017

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

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