Case law

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

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

Staff agency for top hotels discriminated against bearded Sikh man

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

Soldier mistaken for colleague wins race discrimination claim

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

The 10 most important employment law cases in 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...

Department store criticised for period badges

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

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

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

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

Wearing a poppy in the workplace: myth or reality?

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

Morrisons’ vicarious liability appeal reaches Supreme Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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