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A landmark ruling (without surprise): Supreme Court dismisses Pimlico Plumbers' appeal

United Kingdom - June 13 2018 The Supreme Court has today handed down its eagerly anticipated Judgment on the employment status of plumber, Gary Smith. In a unanimous verdict, the...

Whistleblowing: a detriment claim can be brought against overseas colleagues

United Kingdom - February 8 2018 The EAT has held that whistleblowing claims can be brought against co-workers who are based abroad if the co-workers have a sufficiently strong...

Ceri Fuller, Louise Bloomfield, Guy Bredenkamp, Deborah Hely, Alex Lock, Nick Chronias, Udara Ranasinghe, Khurram Shamsee, Georgina Rowley, James Rhodes, Katy Horner, Philip Harman, David Sims.

Unfair Dismissal: effective date of dismissal

United Kingdom - February 8 2018 The effective date of termination for a summary dismissal is the date on which the employee is told that their employment has ended, even if the...

Ceri Fuller, Louise Bloomfield, Guy Bredenkamp, Deborah Hely, Alex Lock, Nick Chronias, Udara Ranasinghe, Khurram Shamsee, Georgina Rowley, James Rhodes, Katy Horner, Philip Harman, David Sims.

Working Time Regulations: compensatory rest breaks must be a single continuous period of at least twenty minutes

United Kingdom - February 8 2018 In this case, the EAT considered whether compensatory rest must be taken in one uninterrupted period or whether a series of short breaks can be...

Ceri Fuller, Louise Bloomfield, Guy Bredenkamp, Deborah Hely, Nick Chronias, Udara Ranasinghe, Khurram Shamsee, Georgina Rowley, James Rhodes, Katy Horner, Philip Harman, David Sims.

Covert Surveillance: does it breach the right to privacy?

European Union - February 8 2018 The use of hidden cameras did violate the right to privacy of employees who were dismissed for theft, according to the European Court of Human Rights...

Ceri Fuller, Louise Bloomfield, Guy Bredenkamp, Deborah Hely, Alex Lock, Nick Chronias, Udara Ranasinghe, Khurram Shamsee, Georgina Rowley, James Rhodes, Katy Horner, Philip Harman, David Sims.