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On the facts of Awan v ICTS UK Limited, no, said the EAT, which has overruled an employment tribunal’s original finding that an employer was permitted to dismiss an employee on the ground of capability while he was still contractually entitled to...
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In Ball v First Essex Buses Limited the Employment Tribunal found that it was unfair to dismiss a bus driver for gross misconduct when he failed a routine drugs test. In this case, Mr Ball failed a routine drugs test carried out by his employer, when a...
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The long-awaited White Paper on immigration was published the week before Christmas and largely reflects the recommendations made by the Migration Advisory Committee.  The main thrust of the paper is to assert that there will be an end to free movement...
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What is IR35? IR35 applies to the supply of workers in the private sector until April 2020. It seeks to combat tax abuse through disguised employment. It will apply where an individual provides services to a client through a personal service company (PSC)...
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In Sheikholeslami v University of Edinburgh, the Scottish EAT confirmed that the question of whether ‘something arose in consequence of disability’ may involve more than one link in a chain of consequences.  In this case S was employed as a...
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In Timis and anor v Osipov, the Court of Appeal considered whether employees may pursue an individual co-worker in relation to unfavourable treatment (including dismissal) they have suffered as a result of blowing the whistle, even though the legislation...
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In Addison Lee Ltd v Lange and others, the EAT considered a Tribunal’s finding that taxi drivers were workers for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (the ERA) and legislation relating to working time and the National Minimum Wage.  ...
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P claimed that she had suffered less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations by demonstrating that she had to be available for 53.5% of the hours of a full-time counterpart, while receiving only...
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In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that the removal of an “outdated and unjustified” contractual allowance after a transfer was not void under TUPE.   The claimants were electricians who had ultimately transferred from...
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In a highly anticipated Supreme Court decision, it was held that there was no direct discrimination by Ashers Bakery against Mr Lee for refusing to decorate a cake with the message “Support Gay Marriage”.    The Supreme Court reversed...
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