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Holiday pay during sick leave
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2010

An employment tribunal in Khan v Martin McColl has considered the impact of HMRC v Stringer (see Employment Briefing July 09) where an employee on long term sick leave did not request holiday during his sick leave


Court of Appeal rules on compulsory retirement at 65
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2010

In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes and Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills the Court of Appeal upheld a tribunal decision that a law firm's rule that its partners should be compulsorily retired on reaching the age of 65 could be justified as a proportionate means of achieving legitimate aims


Phasing out the default retirement age
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • September 6 2010

As noted above in Seldon v Clarkson Wright, the government has invited consultation on the proposal to scrap the default retirement age from 1 October 2011


Transferred collective agreements incorporate legislative changes
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2010

The EAT in Worrall and others v Willmott Dixon Partnership Ltd and another considered the effect of the decision in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron and others, that only the terms of a collective agreement in force at the point of a TUPE transfer would bind a transferee and subsequent changes to the collective agreement would not bind it


Weight Watchers leaders are employees for tax purposes
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

The guidelines for identifying whether a relationship is one of employment or selfemployment are well-established, dating from Ready Mixed Concrete (SE) Ltd v Minister of Pensions and National Insurance in 1968


Social media: Facebook
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The useabuse of social media at work is a growing trend to which employers should be alive


Joint and several liability in discrimination claims
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • November 28 2011

The EAT has highlighted the potential personal exposure for individuals in discrimination claims


Excessive cost a defence to not introducing a reasonable adjustment
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2011

An employment tribunal agreed with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) decision to withdraw an offer to a deaf senior diplomat when it discovered that the cost of providing lip-speaker support would be unduly excessive


Right to manifest religious belief
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 4 2013

The key issue for the European Court of Human Rights in Eweida and Others v UK was whether a fair balance had been struck between an individual's


Supreme Court looks at indirect age discrimination
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2012

Mr Homer retired from the police at age 51, and began work for the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) as a legal adviser