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Judges and Firefighters Triumph in Age Discrimination Test CaseMarch 18, 2019

To defeat a claim of direct discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, the employer must show that the treatment complained of is in pursuit of...

Untaken Paid Holiday – Does Failure to Request Leave Result in its Loss?March 1, 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has supported the opinion of the Advocate General that the mere fact that a worker did...

Deliveroo Riders Are Self-Employed, High Court RulesFebruary 13, 2019

The High Court has dismissed a claim by the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) seeking to overturn a decision of the Central Arbitration...

Individuals Personally Liable for Whistleblowing Dismissal, Court of Appeal RulesJanuary 29, 2019

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that individual managers can be held personally liable for dismissal in whistleblowing claims (Timis and...

Court of Appeal Rules Uber Drivers Are WorkersDecember 20, 2018

The Court of Appeal has ruled that drivers who use online taxi company Uber's app are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act...

Employment and HR Articles

A Guide to Selecting Employees for Redundancy

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with...

A Guide to Shared Parental Leave

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or...

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an...

A Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Only employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. The right does not extend, for example, to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, members...