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Holiday Pay for Term Time Workers

The case of Brazel –v- Harper Trust involved a visiting Music Teacher who appealed to the EAT in relation to the manner in which her holiday pay was calculated. She worked on a term time only basis on a Zero Hour Contract.  The school calculated her holiday pay on a pro rata basis to the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Redundancy Selection

The EAT case of Mirab –v- Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited has made life somewhat more difficult for employers in redundancy selection processes. Bumping occurs when an employee whose role is redundant is re-deployed into another role (already being held by another employee) of the original post holder.  In this case the Claimant’s role had been... Read the rest of this entry →

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Unfair Dismissal

In the case of Riley –v- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Mrs Riley was a Head Teacher of a primary school who had formed a close relationship with a  man who was convicted of making indecent images of children.   She was fully aware of his arrest and subsequent conviction, but had not disclosed these facts to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Knowledge of Disability

You will recall us reporting on the case of Gallot –v- Newport City Council, where an employer had “rubber stamped” an unreasonable occupational health assessment on the question of the disability of one of their employees without questioning it, or addressing their mind to it sufficiently, and going on to a decision that the employee... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 lesions which ultimately could have resulted in skin cancer. The Claimant received appropriate treatment, which... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 claimants to satisfy the time limits in lodging a claim rather than it being a... Read the rest of this entry →

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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. The case involved firefighters whose shift system was changed without variation of the collective agreement... Read the rest of this entry →

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DeBrieF – April 2018

Welcome to DeBrieF! This month we have an insightful piece discussing Private Equity from one of our Corporate partners; we speak to Richard Kerfoot of YOPA about the North Manchester property market; we discuss the hot topic of people being wrongly prescribed or administered drugs; and we share some of our own news including an... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 been published.  The report sets out findings and recommendations for clarifying the law governing employment... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 very clear that its decision had been heavily dependent on the facts and a different... Read the rest of this entry →

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