Case law

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

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

Morrisons case: employers’ responsibilities in preventing malicious data leaks

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

Supreme Court rules former Johnson Matthey employees entitled to compensation

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

30 landmark employment law judgments

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

Gig economy: Pimlico Plumbers case heard at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hears a key gig economy case today as Pimlico Plumbers challenges last year’s Court of Appeal decision...

Primark faces £47k bill for ‘shocking’ transgender discrimination

An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found...

Tesco faces £4bn equal pay claim

Supermarket giant Tesco is facing what could be the largest equal pay challenge in UK history after law firm Leigh...

Disabled shop worker wins tribunal award from M&S over lift key

An employment tribunal has made an award of £1,000 against Marks and Spencer after a delay in providing a disabled...

Morrisons data breach sounds warning on vicarious liability

In a recent case, Morrisons supermarket was found vicariously liable for a malicious data breach carried out by an employee...

EAT rules that perceiving condition as a disability is discriminatory

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that it can be considered direct disability discrimination to reject a job application...

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...

Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

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

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

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