Case law

Ex-Mulberry employee loses philosophical belief appeal

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

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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Judges entitled to whistleblowing protections, but are not ‘workers’

16 Oct 2019

Judges and other non-contractual office holders are protected if they blow the whistle but they cannot be classified as “workers”,...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

15 Oct 2019

As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox...

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Christian doctor in transgender pronoun row loses at employment tribunal

8 Oct 2019

The Christian doctor who refused to refer to transgender benefits claimants by their relevant pronouns has lost his claim for...

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Women lose legal challenge against hike in state pension age

3 Oct 2019

The manner in which the government increased women’s state pension age was not discriminatory, a judicial review has found, rather...

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Ascertaining whether an employee has a disability

1 Oct 2019

Charles Wynn-Evans examines the issues arising from HR referring an employee to occupational health and the lessons to be learnt...

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City banker wins sexism case for unequal pay and victimisation

12 Sep 2019

A financial product manager for the French bank BNP Paribas has won her case for direct sex discrimination, victimisation and...

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Out-of-hours GP who had limited company was a worker, rules EAT

12 Sep 2019

A recent judgment has highlighted the urgent need for a reliable tool for organisations to determine employment status, a law...

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Suicidal NHS worker threatened with legal action awarded £92k

11 Sep 2019

A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...

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Whistleblowing

Tribunal case bolsters protection for potential whistleblowers

9 Aug 2019

An employment tribunal last month concluded a case that could prove highly significant for potential whistleblowers.

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Holiday pay for ‘term-time’ workers should not be pro-rated

6 Aug 2019

Holiday pay for permanent staff who only work part of the year – such as term-time workers – should be...

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Christian doctor ‘chose’ to leave his job over trans pronoun row

12 Jul 2019

Dr David Mackereth, the Christian doctor who claims he was dismissed for refusing to use transgender pronouns, chose to leave...

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Christian doctor sacked for not using preferred pronouns

10 Jul 2019

A doctor has claimed he was dismissed because his Christian beliefs prohibited him from addressing transgender benefit claimants by their...

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