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Category Archives: Employment

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Disability Discrimination

It is common knowledge that  cancer is considered to be a disability without the need to establish a substantial and long term effect as is otherwise required. However in the case of Lofty –v- Hamis, the Claimant suffered from pre-cancerous …

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Discrimination Time Limits

The EAT in the case of Hale –v- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has held that the start of a disciplinary process can be the start of conduct extending over a period of time, so as to enable …

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Injury to Feelings Award

There was an unexpected outcome in the case of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue –v- Mansell in which the EAT held that an injury to feelings award could be given for a claim of detriment for asserting working time rights. …

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Jessica Greenhalgh on the 10 traps for businesses

Jessica Greenhalgh from our Corporate team was recently interviewed by Tameside Radio and the Glossop Chronicle for a special feature discussing the most common traps for business. You can read what she had to say here…

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Davis Blank Furniss, Capstone Financial Management & Tree Accountancy to stage ‘Essential Insights for your Growing Business’ event

We have joined forces with Capstone Financial Management – a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management – and Tree Accountancy and will be staging a free breakfast seminar in Manchester that will discuss the issues around growing a …

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally …

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Whistleblowing and Public Interest

In Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed the Court of Appeal has held that the fact that something is in a worker’s private interest, does not prevent it from also being in the public interest.  However, the Court of Appeal was …

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Pre-pack Administration and TUPE

The CJEU has held in a Dutch case that administration (including “pre-packs”) is not primarily aimed at liquidating the undertaking.  Therefore employees would not lose the right to transfer when all or part of that undertaking is transferred. The position …

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Direct Sex Discrimination

The Employment Tribunal has stated that not paying full salary to a father who is taking shared parental leave is direct sex discrimination, where a mother taking maternity leave during the same period would have received full pay.

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Garden Leave and TUPE

A clever idea by a senior executive backfired in the case of ICAP Management Services Limited –v- Bury. Mr Bury had given notice to terminate his contract in order to join a competitor.  His employers placed him on garden leave.  …

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