Employment Case Law Update March 2021

Read on for our monthly digest for employers on upcoming employment law changes and key employment cases that have recently been decided.   Equal pay Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley Thousands of Asda shop floor workers have won the latest round in their legal challenge for equal pay. The case rests on the argument that […]

Employment Case Law Update February 2021

Read on for our monthly digest for employers on upcoming employment law changes and key employment cases that have recently been decided.   Employment status Uber BV v Aslam & Others  The Supreme Court has upheld earlier courts’ rulings in a landmark decision that confirms Uber drivers are ‘workers’ and not self-employed subcontractors. The Court […]

Employment Case Law Update January 2021

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Tribunal Powers of Disclosure Sarnoff v YZ  The Court of Appeal has held that the employment tribunal (ET) does have the power to make an Order for Disclosure against a party who is not present in Great Britain. Mr […]

Employment Case Law Update December 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Settlement agreements, COT3 & misrepresentation Cole v Elders Voice In November 2020 the Employment Appeal Tribunal handed down judgment upholding an appeal in the case of Cole v Elders Voice. Mrs Cole’s employment transferred to Elders Voice under the […]

Employment Case Law Update November 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided. Unfair dismissal Chemcem Scotland Ltd v Ure UKEATS/0036/19/SS In Chemcem Scotland Ltd v Ure, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision of the first tier in finding that the acceptance of a repudiatory breach does not have to be expressly […]

Employment Case Law Update October 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Breach of contract, Unfair Dismissal, Working Time and Leave Holloway v Aura Gas Ltd The claimant, Mr Holloway, was employed by Aura Gas as a heating engineer. His role required him to travel from one job to the next, […]

Employment Case Law Update September 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Disability discrimination Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Limited In this Employment Appeal Tribunal decision, it was held that an employee suffering paranoid delusions was not considered disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. The Claimant suffered which […]

Employment Case Law Update August 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Unfair dismissal Phoenix Academy Trust v Kilroy The claimant was a teacher who was dismissed from his role following disciplinary proceedings. The claimant appealed the disciplinary decision. The decision was subsequently overturned and he was reinstated, subject to a […]

Employment Case Law Update July 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Unfair dismissal Evans v London Borough of Brent The Employment Appeal Tribunal held that, where no compensation will be awarded but where there is a reasonable prospect of success, an unfair dismissal claim should not be struck out. The […]

Employment Case Law Update June 2020

A number of key employment law cases of significance for employers have recently been decided.   Unfair dismissal in redundancy Gwynedd Council v Barratt A London Employment Tribunal has ruled in favour of an NHS trust employer in the case of Camara v East London NHS Foundation Trust. A claim for unfair dismissal was brought […]