Case law

Supreme Court sleep-in appeal plunges care sector into uncertainty

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who...

Supreme Court rejects government appeal on criminal record checks

30 Jan 2019

The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

5 Dec 2018

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

4 Dec 2018

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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Tribunal to consider discrimination against vegan

3 Dec 2018

An employment tribunal will next year decide if “ethical veganism” is a philosophical belief in a case involving a man...

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Sir Philip Green named as businessman in sexual and racial harassment scandal

25 Oct 2018

Billionaire named as the man at the centre of the "British #MeToo" scandal...

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Morrisons data breach: Could the supermarket have done more?

24 Oct 2018

This week’s Court of Appeal decision that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a serious data breach by a disgruntled employee...

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Royal Opera House to appeal against musician’s hearing loss ruling

22 Oct 2018

The Royal Opera House has been granted permission to challenge a landmark High Court ruling in favour of a musician...

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Recruitment agency held liable after MD punches colleague

12 Oct 2018

A recruitment agency has been held vicariously liable for the actions of its managing director after he punched someone and...

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Asda awaits latest judgment in equal pay case

12 Oct 2018

An appeals court hearing concludes today in another episode of the long-running Asda supermarket equal pay case.
The three-day hearing...

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Bakery in ‘gay cake’ case wins Supreme Court appeal

10 Oct 2018

The Christian owners of the Northern Irish bakery in the ‘gay cake’ case have won their appeal at the Supreme...

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Union urges Uber users not to cross ‘digital picket line’

9 Oct 2018

The IWGB union has a called a 24-hour strike against Uber and is urging the public not use the taxi-hailing...

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Giving notice to leave a job is not always a letter of resignation

14 Sep 2018

A letter that gives one month’s notice should not automatically be interpreted as a letter of resignation, an employment appeal...

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Proceeding with a disciplinary hearing when companion unavailable

4 Sep 2018

XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent decision highlighting the potential danger in proceeding with a disciplinary hearing...

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