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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2017

The last year has been a very significant one for employment case law. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

6 Dec 2017

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

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Jewish teacher sacked for ‘living in sin’ wins discrimination claim

5 Dec 2017

A school teacher has won a religious and sex discrimination claim against an Orthodox Jewish nursery which dismissed her for...

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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

7 Nov 2017

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

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Uber worker status case heard at EAT

27 Sep 2017

Uber appears at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) today to appeal last year’s decision on the employment status of its...

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Asda equal pay case: EAT allows mass claim to proceed

1 Sep 2017

Supermarket giant Asda has failed in its latest bid to block a mass equal pay claim against it.

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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

28 Jul 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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