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Category Archives: Employment

Repudiatory Breach

In Gibbs –v- Leeds United Football Club, the High Court had to decide whether an employee’s willingness to negotiate a termination package prevented him from bringing a claim for constructive dismissal. Mr Gibbs was the Assistant Manager at Leeds United.  …

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Religious Discrimination

In the case of Wasteney –v- East London NHS Trust the EAT had to decide whether disciplinary action against an employee for improperly promoting Christianity to a junior colleague was unlawful religious discrimination. East London NHS Trust received complaints from …

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – asks: “Employee or Consultant?”

Organisations have to consider certain issues when deciding whether to take on an individual as a self-employed consultant or an employee. Most take on individuals as employees without giving it a second thought, even though  Consultancy Agreements can form a …

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Sex, Slaves and Social Media: DBF’s Annual Employment Law Conference Confirmed.

On Thursday 12th May, Manchester law firm Davis Blank Furniss is staging its free Annual Employment Law Conference. This year’s conference is entitled Sex, Slaves and Social Media and will focus on the recent cases and new legislation that matter …

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Is It Time For Your Free Employment Law Spring Clean?

Spring is often a time for new beginnings and is the ideal opportunity to assess where your business could improve and protect itself. The Employment Law team at Davis Blank Furniss knows this all too well and realises that employment …

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Employment Law Newsletter – April 2016

Welcome to our April 2016 Employment Law newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case law developments. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS Raising concerns with an employee on sick leave In Private Medicine …

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Enforcement Action for Failure to Pay Minimum Wage

The owner of a nursery in Manchester has been disqualified from being a director of a limited company for six years for failing to pay 12 members of staff the minimum wage at her nursery. The wage underpayments reached a …

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New Guidance on Avoiding Unlawful Discrimination in Advertisements

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published guidance for advertisers and publishers on lawful advertising after receiving over 100 complaints that advertisements were discriminatory. Examples included discrimination on the grounds of age (a recruitment agency stated that over 45s …

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Gender Pay Gap

The Women and Equalities Select Committee has published a report on the gender pay gap. The report identifies the causes of the gender pay gap and makes a number of recommendations for employers and the government. These recommendations include: A …

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New Financial Penalty Scheme for Unpaid Tribunal Awards

As from 6th April 2016 there will be a new scheme for penalising employers who fail to pay tribunal awards or settlement sums under a COT3. If an employer fails to pay after a warning notice they will be issued …

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