In a legal first, the Employment Tribunal has decided whether it was fair for an employer to dismiss an employee who refused to wear a mask when making site deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.
Much has written about remote video hearings since the COVID-19 lockdown and there remain plenty of issues to consider. New, handy guidance from the Employment Tribunal offers a bunch of tips for better video hearings.
The Court of Appeal has clarified what disabled claimants bringing claims for reasonable adjustments or indirect disability discrimination need to show, in order to establish that a ‘provision, criteria or practice’ (PCP) has been applied to them. ‘One-off’ decisions will not necessarily be enough.
A employee has won their appeal against a Tribunal decision dismissing their claim for unpaid wages and discrimination in a dispute over the ‘right to work’ as it applies to EU immigration laws. But the appeal judgement appears to contain some omissions.
In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.
In this judgment, the Court of Appeal gives important guidance on the defence of illegality of contract in the context of the UK’s ‘right to work’ system for non-EU national workers and employees.
In principle yes, according to the Court of Appeal in a claim brought by current and former employees over alleged sexual assaults by a doctor that Barclays Bank instructed to perform compulsory medical tests. [Trigger warning: refers to incidents of historic sexual assault].
Employers and Judges are confused over how the ‘right to work’ legislation – a key part of Theresa May’s hostile environment policy – actually works.
After 7 years of litigation, a plumber has won a legal battle over his employment status and has been recognised as a ‘worker’ entitled to a raft of basic employment rights. This Supreme Court case is the latest in a line of gig economy cases against large employers and holds significance for many in UK workplaces.