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18th June 2019

Non-Disclosure Agreements in discrimination cases

The Women & Equalities Committee have published their report The Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Discrimination Cases. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a contract that contains confidentiality clauses,…

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24th May 2019

Annual Leave – an extension of the right to carry over

The case law on circumstances in which basic working time holiday (i.e. 20 days) automatically carries over into the next leave year has developed in a piecemeal fashion.  …

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What to expect in 2019 and beyond – Employment law reform

The government published its “Good Work Plan”, in response to the Taylor Review of employment practices, with emphasis on agency, casual and zero-hours workers.  The government described it…

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Employer’s Liability for an Employee’s Wrongful Acts

Can an employer be vicariously liable for an employee’s deliberate disclosure of co-worker’s confidential information, which is designed to harm the employer?  Yes, according to the Court of…

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Off-Payroll Working In The Private Sector – Forthcoming Changes

The government has announced that the reform of the off-payroll working rules (otherwise known as IR35) introduced for engagements in the public sector will be extended to the…

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20th November 2018

The use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

There has been recent focus on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s) following the reporting of high-profile cases, e.g. the Presidents Club Dinner and Phillip Green. Commonly NDA’s…

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9th March 2018

The Gender Pay Gap – Mind the Gap!

In a bid to promote a culture of transparency in the workplace and encourage organisations to tackle the underlying causes of the gender pay gap, last year regulations…

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12th September 2017

No onus on Employees to prove Discrimination Claims

A very recent significant judgment from the EAT has somewhat surprisingly slipped under the radar. This fundamentally changes the approach to discrimination claims brought by employees, in that…

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26th July 2017

Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules

Julian Outen, Head of Employment at Ellisons, comments: This is a surprising and historic decision and welcome news for employees at least. The full consequences are yet to…

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11th July 2017

Working Time Regulations and Travel

Travelling to the first and from the last daily assignments may be considered working hours but whether workers are compensated depends on the employment contract. Authority/Law/Department: Employment Appeal…

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