Case law

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...

EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

Uber worker status case heard at EAT

Uber appears at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) today to appeal last year’s decision on the employment status of its...