Case law

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...

Secretary who resigned because of discrimination was constructively dismissed

A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...

Society launches veganism guidance for employers

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act,...

Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal

The Supreme Court will consider whether an automotive parts firm made “unlawful inducements” when it bypassed a trade union and...

Lawyer rejected because he was ‘expensive’ was discriminated against

The decision to deny an experienced lawyer a job because he was considered...

Supreme Court hears minimum wage ‘sleep-in’ cases

In a landmark case for the care sector, the Supreme Court today hears two cases on the national minimum wage...

Nurse unfairly dismissed for wanting to commence NHS whistleblowing process

A senior district nurse with 38 years’ experience was unfairly dismissed after she told management of her wish to instigate...

Holiday pay: why are employers still getting it wrong?

Many employers are still not getting their holiday pay calculations right, but are they to blame? Ashleigh Webber looks at...

Sky engineer dismissed for safety issue was discriminated against

A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...

Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...