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Asda equal pay case comes before Supreme Court

The long-running equal pay dispute between Asda and its shop-floor staff is to be considered by the Supreme Court this...

Royal Mail loses appeal against agency worker decision

Royal Mail and Angard lose their appeal over definition of agency workers and the employment rights the group is entitled to.

Senior female executive who refused to socialise with male team loses sex discrimination claim

Fellow workers claimed she was “dictatorial” and lacked respect for colleagues.

French worker awarded €40,000 because his job was boring

An employee of a luxury perfumes manufacturer has been awarded €40,000 in compensation by a French court after it was...

California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

Hairdresser wins £20k after being asked to clean up dog excrement

A hairdresser has been awarded £20,000 at an employment tribunal after her boss asked her to pick up excrement in...

Gay engineer awarded £175k for ‘nightmare’ treatment after coming out

An engineer has been awarded £175,000 after taking his employer to the...

Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...

Injury to feelings: how the employment tribunal awarded £400k

A former Department for Work and Pensions employee recently received almost £400,000 in compensation following age and race discrimination

Barclays not liable for sexual assaults committed by contractor

Barclays Bank is not liable for the numerous alleged sexual assaults committed by a self-employed doctor who had been contracted...

Supreme Court: Morrisons not vicariously liable for employee’s data leak

Morrisons has successfully argued in the Supreme Court that it cannot be held vicariously liable for a data breach in...

Uber drivers in France are employees

Uber drivers in France are employees and not self-employed, the country’s highest court has confirmed.
The landmark ruling, which confirms...

Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...