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Gig economy still a hot topic as worker status established once again
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2017

The ET has confirmed that a cycle courier was a worker entitled to holiday pay; a decision which follows highly-publicised cases over the last six


Explanation for disadvantage no longer required to prove indirect discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2017

The Supreme Court has revised the legal test for indirect discrimination, holding that a claimant does not need to establish the reason that the


Employee investigations: a five-step guide
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2017

Thorough and complete employee investigations can be an effective risk management tool and critical to an employer's defence in contentious


Out of time: only one extension of time limit possible under Acas conciliation
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2017

The EAT has held that a second early conciliation (EC) certificate issued for the same matter as the first will not extend a claimant's time limit for


Missing the jackpot: damages of £1 awarded in Marathon breach of confidence case
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

The High Court found that two ex-employees caught copying confidential files belonging to their employer (the Claimant) onto USB sticks prior to their


Five weeks' holiday refusal not religious discrimination
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

The EAT has confirmed that an employee was not indirectly discriminated against on the basis of his religion when he was prevented from taking 5


Government review of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals "highlights some matters of concern that cannot be ignored” but fees are here to stay
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2017

In 2013, fees were introduced for proceedings in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal with Type A claims (e.g. unpaid wages


UK Employment Law case updates - February 2017
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee's act of gross negligence, through dereliction of duty, can justify an employer's decision to dismiss


What not to wear - Health & Safety, Discrimination & Dress Code Dramas
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2017

Donald Trump sparked outrage in the US recently with reports that he directed female staff members in the White House to "dress like women" at work


The Government's Brexit White Paper
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2017

On 2 February 2017, the government published a white paper, setting out its objectives for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU. The white