Kate Hodgkiss

Kate Hodgkiss

About Kate Hodgkiss

Kate Hodgkiss is a partner at DLA Piper.

Ethnicity pay gap reporting: What employers need to know

26 Oct 2018

Earlier this month the government published a consultation into whether organisations should be required to report on the pay differentials...

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Belief in proper use of public money can be philosophical belief

10 Aug 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ordered the employment tribunal to reconsider whether or not a claimant’s philosophical belief in the...

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Trade union subscriptions: union could enforce check off against employer

11 Jul 2016

The High Court held that a trade union is entitled to enforce check-off provisions where these arrangements form part of...

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Serial litigant banned from tribunal claims

Serial litigant banned from further tribunal claims

3 Mar 2015

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) granted an indefinite restriction of proceedings order preventing further...

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Gender equality

Equal pay: local authority and limited liability partnership were “associated employers”

19 May 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Session held that limited liability partnerships (LLPs) that were contracted to...

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Drug testing: fair dismissal of employee who tested positive for cannabis

6 May 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the case of an employee who was...

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Court of Appeal finds B&B’s refusal to accommodate gay couple to be unlawful

9 Oct 2013

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a B&B owner’s refusal to...

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Linkedin

Former employee ordered to give employer log-in details of LinkedIn account she set up

25 Sep 2013

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the High Court required a former employee to hand over the details of...

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Case of the week: Piper v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

23 Apr 2013

Piper v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TrustThe claimant was employed by the respondent as a lead chaplin. Disciplinary action...

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Case of the week: Hill v Governing Body of Great Tey Primary School

10 Apr 2013

Hill v Governing Body of Great Tey Primary SchoolA school assistant in a state primary school was found to be...

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Case of the week: Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Limited v Tattersall

20 Aug 2012

Mitchells of Lancaster (Brewers) Ltd v TattersallFACTSMitchells of Lancaster (Mitchells) is a brewer and owner of public houses. Mr Tattersall...

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Case of the week: Dundee City Council v Sharp

16 Jan 2012

Dundee City Council v SharpFACTSMr Sharp was employed by Dundee City Council for 35 years until his dismissal in September...

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Case of the week: Employer’s reasonable response makes a difference

15 Oct 2008

Claridge v Daler Rowney LtdFACTS Mr B J Claridge was employed by art supply company Daler Rowney as a team...

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Compensation claim lost over failure to comply with signed agreement

5 Jun 2008

Collidge v Freeport plcFACTS Mr Collidge was the chief executive and a director of Freeport. In early 2006, allegations of financial...

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