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Recruitment agency held liable after MD punches colleague

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

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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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

25 Aug 2018

Registration has now closed.Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, sex discrimination and more...

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BA crucifix worker accuses employer of harassment in new tribunal claim

20 Aug 2018

The British Airways worker who won a landmark legal claim for the right to wear a crucifix at work has...

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Schoolgirl awarded £16k in Pizza Hut sexual harassment case

13 Aug 2018

A 17-year-old schoolgirl receptionist at a Pizza Hut Delivery branch in east London has been awarded £15,800 after winning a...

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Joint employer concept to be tested in High Court

7 Aug 2018

In a case that could open the door for more than 3 million outsourced workers to negotiate directly with their...

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Sleepover exemption: At which point do sleep-in shifts stop counting as work?

25 Jul 2018

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a care...

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Why the BHS v Burchell decision is still relevant 40 years on

21 Jun 2018

In 1978, in British Home Stores v Burchell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined several factors that should be considered when...

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Morrisons case: employers’ responsibilities in preventing malicious data leaks

4 May 2018

With the GDPR now in force, employers could face eye-watering fines if they fail to protect their employees’ data. Katherine...

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Supreme Court rules former Johnson Matthey employees entitled to compensation

21 Mar 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that three former employees of chemicals company Johnson Matthey should be compensated after they developed...

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30 landmark employment law judgments

28 Feb 2018

Since its first issue on 9 February 1988, Personnel Today has reported on a staggering number of developments in employment...

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