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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...

Whistleblowing – Information or Allegation?October 30, 2018

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) established the principle that, for the purposes of the whistleblowing provisions...

Zero Hours Contracts – Legal Protections Are Not All One Way!October 15, 2018

The debate about zero hours contracts has very much focused on the perceived lack of protection they provide to workers. However, as a case concerning...

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Acas Guidance on Employment References

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for job applicants and employers of the legal requirements appertaining to employment references. Where a reference is...

Acas Issues Guidance on Employment References

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued guidance informing job applicants and employers of the legal requirements appertaining to employment references. Where a reference...

Advice on Workplace Dress Codes

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has guidance for employers who wish to impose dress standards in the workplace. This emphasises that employers should...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Age Discrimination and Retirement

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) in 2011, it is not permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the...