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Uber drivers are workers holds EAT

On Friday 10 November the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the original decision of the Employment Tribunal that the Uber drivers are workers and are not self-employed running their own independent businesses.

Posted 13th November 2017

Insolvency Service changes how it calculates holiday pay

As a result of recent decisions by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Insolvency Service has announced that it is making changes to how it calculates holiday pay.

Posted 11th October 2017

Addison Lee minicab drivers held by employment tribunal to be workers

Although this case is only an employment tribunal decision it is nevertheless another excellent example of how the facts of a case, regardless of what the respondent "employer" intended, are used to establish worker rights instead of self-employment.

Posted 5th October 2017

Competitive interviews for new roles in redundancy situation

The selection criteria applied to individuals, whether for the appointment to a new role or redundancy, must be tested for reasonableness.

Posted 2nd October 2017

Automatic termination of zero hours contract at 25 was objectively justified

If a provision, criterion or practice is objectively justified, it may not be considered discrimination.

Posted 13th September 2017

The right to paid holiday can carry over indefinitely

Accrued but untaken holiday can remain an entitlement indefinitely, even if a contract had no specific provision for paid annual leave.

Posted 13th September 2017

Vicarious liability for a third party

An organisation can be held accountable for the actions of a third party if those actions are sufficiently linked to the duties carried out on behalf of the organisation.

Posted 13th September 2017

General Data Protection Regulation: Preparing for the change

The aim of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to harmonise data protection laws across the EU and to deal with significant advances in information technology and approaches to information sharing. This Briefing Note focuses on the GDPR from an employer’s perspective but many companies and other organisations will have other obligations under GDPR as well.

Posted 13th September 2017

Disability discrimination during recruitment

It was disability discrimination to require an applicant with Asperger's Syndrome to sit a multiple choice test without adjusting it so that she could give short narrative answers instead.

Posted 13th September 2017

Group disadvantage is required for indirect discrimination

Individuals are protected from being directly and/or indirectly discriminated against in connection with a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA). Under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), individuals are guaranteed “the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom ... to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching, practice and observance.” The cross-compatibility of the two directives was considered in this case.

Posted 13th September 2017

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