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Employment tribunal holds that barristers’ chambers discriminated against barrister due to her ‘gender critical’ philosophical beliefs

United Kingdom - July 27 2022 In Bailey v (1) Stonewall Equality Ltd (2) Garden Court Service Company (3) representatives of Garden Court Chambers, an Employment Tribunal has held…

Employment Status: Government consultation response published

United Kingdom - July 26 2022 The Government has today published a response to its 2018 consultation on employment status. The consultation sought views on how to make employment…

Businesses can now hire agency workers as cover during industrial action

United Kingdom - July 22 2022 As was widely publicised at the time of the rail strikes in late June 2022, the Government has now changed the law to allow businesses which are…

Menopause and the workplace: Government outlines new proposals

United Kingdom - July 21 2022 In February 2022, as part of our Employee Wellbeing series, we published a Be Aware article The menopause: A business critical issue for employers…

Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Harpur Trust v Brazel holiday pay case: Employers cannot use 12.07% to calculate holiday for part-year workers

United Kingdom - July 20 2022 The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal from the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Harpur Trust v Brazel, holding that the holiday entitlement of…

Court of Appeal overturns injunction in Tesco “fire and rehire” case

United Kingdom - July 15 2022 In February this year, the High Court granted a highly unusual injunction preventing Tesco from using so-called ‘fire and re-hire’ to implement…

Unilateral imposition of pay award was unlawful inducement

United Kingdom - June 17 2022 In INEOS Infrastructure Grangemouth Ltd v Jones and Ors the EAT upheld an Employment Tribunal’s decision that an employer’s imposition of a pay award…

New visa route may open door to wider talent pool for employers

United Kingdom - June 6 2022 The UK government has announced the implementation of a new visa scheme for ‘high potential individuals’ which is welcome news to employers as the…

Government launches Future of Work Review

United Kingdom - May 24 2022 Having failed to include the much-anticipated Employment Bill in the Queen’s Speech on 10 May, on 12 May the Government published terms of reference…

Carers in the workplace: Why supporting employees with caring responsibilities matters

United Kingdom - April 28 2022 Following the interest in our Employee Wellbeing series to date, we have released this additional fifth article focusing on the support that can be…