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11th August 2022

Is withholding company sick pay where an employer considers illness is being feigned, a fundamental breach of contract?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently confirmed in Singh v Metroline Limited,  that an employer’s refusal to pay an employee contractual sick pay in certain specific circumstances, was…

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Discrimination arising from disability and objective justification

In the recent case of Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has given useful guidance on dismissals following long term sickness absence…

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Philosophical beliefs and transgender issues

The rights of transgender individuals have been in the spotlight in recent years and there has been heated public debate concerning gender theory as it relates to trans…

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Part Year Worker Holiday Pay

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Harpur Trust v Brazel, caught the headlines last month as the holiday season got under full swing. Whilst it does…

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9th June 2022

How to get a sponsor license in the UK

The need to acquire a sponsor licence to employ someone to work for your company from outside the UK is not a new thing, but since Brexit, it…

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9th May 2022

P&O Ferries: A case study on how not to dismiss employees

P&O Ferries’ name has grabbed headlines recently – but not in a positive way. The events of 17 March 2022 have been repeated and analysed widely, with a…

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Victimisation – what is a detriment?

What is the test for determining whether a Claimant has suffered a detriment for the purposes of a victimisation claim? Under the Equality Act 2010 a person (A)…

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Typical Tricky Holiday Scenarios

1. Is a part-time employee entitled to bank holidays that fall during their non-working days? A part time employee who does not work on Mondays will be disadvantaged…

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2nd February 2022

Menopause: The Last Taboo in the Workplace?

On 19 January 2022, the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) heard evidence from employment lawyers as part of its inquiry into menopause and the workplace; in particular,…

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What To Expect as an Employer in 2022

Our Employment Team summarise below the main employment law developments which might be of interest to employers and what to look out for in the coming months. Whilst…

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