Case law

Holland & Barrett employee wins overtime case for opening and closing up

Retailers whose staff work extra hours to open and close the store should ensure their employees are adequately remunerated for...

Royal Mail driver told she should be ‘in the kitchen’ wins case

A Royal Mail driver who was told she should be “back home and in the kitchen” has won £2,600 in...

Redundancy when on maternity leave: a matter of communication

HR practitioners, even some line managers, know full well that an employee at risk of redundancy when they are on...

Suspending an employee: Avoiding a knee-jerk reaction

An employee facing disciplinary action may be legitimately suspended from work, but there are circumstances where any such suspension may...

Dismissal for asserting a statutory right – a trap for the unwary

Most employers wanting to part company with an employee will be aware of the most common claims that the individual...

Cleaner unfairly dismissed for Topshop pay protest

A cleaner at Topshop’s flagship London store has won up to £75,000 after an employment tribunal found she had been...

Supreme Court sleep-in appeal plunges care sector into uncertainty

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who...

Supreme Court rejects government appeal on criminal record checks

The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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...

One-HR employment law review (webinar)

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

Tribunal to consider discrimination against vegan

An employment tribunal will next year decide if “ethical veganism” is a philosophical belief in a case involving a man...

Sir Philip Green named as businessman in sexual and racial harassment scandal

Billionaire named as the man at the centre of the "British #MeToo" scandal...