Case law

The question of whether to enhance shared parental pay for fathers has featured in case law this year

Six important employment law cases in 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Supreme Court gives gay man equal pension rights

12 Jul 2017

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in a case where a worker claimed his same-sex partner should get the...

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Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on “public interest” test

12 Jul 2017

The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the important whistleblowing case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v...

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Sexual orientation discrimination at work: Timeline

6 Jul 2017

In July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. To mark the 50th anniversary...

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Addison Lee worker status tribunal hearing begins

5 Jul 2017

London-based Addison Lee is the latest taxi and courier company to have its drivers’ worker status called into question at...

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Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers

26 Jun 2017

How can employers ensure reputational damage is kept to a minimum?

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Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

13 Jun 2017

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

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Whistleblowing: Key Court of Appeal case considers “public interest” test

9 Jun 2017

The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in the important whistleblowing case Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chesterton Humberts) and...

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Payment for leave not taken carries over, says ECJ legal advice

9 Jun 2017

If an employer does not provide a worker with paid leave, that worker’s right to it carries over until they...

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Shared parental pay: father wins sex discrimination case

6 Jun 2017

A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a sex discrimination claim...

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Companions at disciplinary hearings: difficult scenarios for HR

6 Jun 2017

On paper, a worker’s right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing is one of the simplest employment rights there...

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Glasgow City Council claimants win equal pay case

1 Jun 2017

Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory...

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Holiday pay: ambulance workers win overtime claim

31 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers’ compulsory overtime in respect of “shift overruns” should be included in the...

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Social media misconduct: dismissal harsh but fair

17 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee over derogatory comments she made on Facebook about...

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Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

8 May 2017

Recruiters will have to be more careful about adjustments to the format of recruitment assessments for disabled job applicants, following...

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