News

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Employer not required to allow employee to relocate to the Philippines on UK terms under TUPE. The Claimant was employed by Xerox in the accountancy department in Wakefield.  The work of the accountancy department was offshored to Xerox in Manila. It...
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The EAT has confirmed that a claimant in a discrimination claim does not have to bear an initial burden of proof that discrimination has occurred.  Rather, a tribunal should consider evidence presented from all sources to assess whether discrimination...
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The High Court finds that employees should only be suspended if there is no reasonable alternative. The High Court has allowed an appeal by an employee who claimed that her suspension by her employer was a breach of contract In Agoreyo v London Borough of...
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The ECHR reconsiders its previous decision on monitoring workers’ emails In the case of Barbulescu v Romania in 2016, the Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights decided that a Romanian employer who banned personal use of the work email system,...
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The CoA has held that a non-competition post-termination restriction was unenforceable because it prevented the employee from being a minority shareholder, despite the fact that she was working for a competitor and had no intention of becoming a shareholder....
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The EAT has confirmed that two non-executive directors were personally liable for losses amounting to £1.7m arising from the dismissal of the company’s former CEO.   Mr Osipov was the CEO of International Petroleum Limited.  Shortly...
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Unison’s long running challenge against ET and EAT fees finally came to an end on 26 July when the Supreme Court held that fees were unlawful because they prevent access to justice. In particular, the judgment made the following points: The aim of...
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Mr Nurmohamed was employed as a branch manager for Chestertons before being dismissed, as he alleged, as a result of certain disclosures he made about the way in which his employer manipulated management accounts so as to reduce the level of commission...
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Mr Berry, an employee of an ICAP group company, resigned in order to take up a position at BGC, a competitor of ICAP.  Mr Berry was put on garden leave and he was subject to certain post-termination restrictions following termination of his employment....
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In the case of Pereira de Souza v Vinci Construction UK Ltd, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the case of Simmons v Castle should be followed and a 10% uplift applied to discrimination awards for injury to feelings and personal injury. ...
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