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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…

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…

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

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

Collective Bargaining: outsourced workers not entitled to collectively bargain with "De Facto" employer

United Kingdom - February 8 2018 The Central Arbitration Committee has rejected a claim that outsourced workers employed at a university should be entitled to bargain collectively…

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

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