Case law

Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against

A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...

Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

17 Jan 2020

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Landmark ruling: ethical veganism is a protected characteristic

3 Jan 2020

Ethical veganism should be protected under the Equality Act 2010.

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Post-Brexit judges’ powers plan prompts workers’ rights fears

19 Dec 2019

Reports that the government’s Brexit bill will allow more UK judges to challenge the rulings of the Europe’s highest court...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

11 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Supreme Court’s unfair dismissal ruling in Royal Mail case gives pause for thought

9 Dec 2019

This recent case should sound an alert for companies looking to dismiss staff for...

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Staff agency for top hotels discriminated against bearded Sikh man

4 Dec 2019

A Sikh man has won £7,000 after an agency which supplies staff to exclusive London hotels said it was not...

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Soldier mistaken for colleague wins race discrimination claim

4 Dec 2019

A BAME soldier who was mistaken for BAME colleague and given a scathing performance appraisal as a result has won...

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Department store criticised for period badges

29 Nov 2019

A department store in Japan has said it is reviewing a policy where its staff could wear badges indicating whether...

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Supreme Court: Whistleblowing led to Royal Mail employee’s dismissal

27 Nov 2019

A Royal Mail employee was unfairly dismissed for blowing the whistle, not for the alleged poor performance – based on...

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Can employers insist on their staff wearing or not wearing a poppy in the workplace?

Wearing a poppy in the workplace: myth or reality?

6 Nov 2019

Employers sometimes make the headlines over their policy on staff wearing a poppy in the workplace. We set out the...

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Morrisons’ vicarious liability appeal reaches Supreme Court

6 Nov 2019

Morrisons’ appeal against the landmark decision that it was vicariously liable for a large-scale data breach is being heard at...

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Ex-Mulberry employee loses philosophical belief appeal

18 Oct 2019

A former Mulberry designer who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she had a “philosophical belief” in the right...

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Spanish supermarket covert surveillance did not violate human rights

17 Oct 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...

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