Category: Business and human rights

New ebook: Supporting Migrant Workers

Download your free employment and immigration law ebook, which includes a detailed guide to migrant workers’ rights, the gig economy and modern slavery claims.

Tribunal rejects Addison Lee’s challenge to cycle-courier’s pay claim

A cycle-courier with Addison Lee who was found by a Tribunal to be entitled to basic employment rights has had his claim upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, after it rejected the company’s arguments entirely.

#Windrush scandal deepens as Home Office issues guidance to employers on ‘right to work’ checks

Employers and employees affected by Windrush cases are unlikely to gain much assistance from the Home Office’s latest guidance on right to work checks for Commonwealth citizens.

New vlog: How many zeros?

The number of zero-hours contracts rose by about 100,000 in 2017 according to new figures. Where does this leave the government’s ‘good work’ scheme and the regulation of the #gigeconomy? Watch my new vlog discussing employment trends.

‘Shockingly’ underpaid domestic worker wins unfair dismissal claim

In a welcome judgment, the Court of Appeal has upheld the unfair dismissal claim of a domestic worker subjected to ‘shockingly’ bad treatment over a 4-year period.

Vedanta to face class action lawsuit over copper-mine pollution in Zambia – says Court of Appeal

The mining multinational is being sued by almost 2,000 Zambian citizens who claim that the company polluted their land and waterways over the course of a decade.

Addison Lee drivers win claim for minimum wage and holiday pay

In the latest #gigeconomy legal dispute, the Employment Tribunal found drivers for private cab company Addison Lee were entitled to a raft of basic labour rights.

#UberAppeal: app argues its drivers aren’t ‘workers’ in latest gig economy legal battle

The controversial ride-hailing app is trying to overturn a judgment that would hand thousands of its drivers basic workers rights. Here’s what I learned live-tweeting on the morning of Day 1 of the appeal.

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

How events in Geneva could re-define the future of business

From 6 till 10 July, government officials and a range of other participants will gather in the Palais des Nations, […]