Brass employees get the compensation they deserve

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Employees of Brass Agency contacted us on the 8th December 2019 after the company went into administration and over 50 employees were left without a job. When employees have been made redundant without appropriate information or consultation, and there are 20 or more employees based at one establishment such as a workplace, they can make a claim to an Employment … Read More

An Employment case review with a festive touch

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As we have now officially entered the holiday period, I thought it apt to base the case review this month on two holiday claims! Just to add to the overall festive feeling of this month, the first two cases we are looking at originate from the home of Christmas, Finland! TSN v Hyvinvointialan liitto ry (C 609/17) and another case … Read More

Recent Employment cases that can be used in day-to-day practice

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November was a plentiful month for interesting cases and principles that can be used in day-to-day practice. So we thought we’d share snippets of as many as we think you can stand, rather than go into the detail. Redundancy and statutory trial periods East London NHS Foundation Trust v O’Connor examined the point at which a statutory trial period began … Read More

Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and ors – Court of Appeal overturned decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal

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In our recent blog we look at the Kostal appeal case on Trade Union inducements. Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and ors Sadly the Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in this case on unlawful inducements. S.145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULRA”) says that an employer must … Read More

Influence of third parties such as HR in disciplinary procedures

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In Dronsfield v University of Reading the EAT looks at the involvement and influence of third parties such as Human Resources in disciplinary procedures. Mr Dronsfield was a Professor at Reading University and whilst working for the University he engaged in a sexual relationship with one of his students. Reading University provided guidance to employees in relationships with students which … Read More

Are we all becoming self-employed?

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With the increasing use of “self-employed” roles in today’s “gig economy”[1], there are more and more cases coming to Tribunal concerning employment status and basic employment rights. For example, this week there’s been much media reporting about Uber and Deliveroo. Currently, Uber says its taxi drivers, known as ‘partner drivers’, are genuinely self-employed. This is being considered at Tribunal – … Read More

Employment Rights Update – July 2016

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The Supreme Court handed down interesting Judgments on these two cases which involved two Nigerian nationals. Taiwo (Appellant) v Olaigbe and another (Respondents) and Onu (Appellant) v Akwiwu and another (Respondents) [2016] UKSC 31 Ms Taiwo is married and has two children and was living in poverty in Nigeria. She entered the UK lawfully in February 2010 with a migrant … Read More

Courts and Tribunal Fees

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The Justice Committee, appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies has very recently published its review into Court and Tribunal Fees. When tribunal fees were introduced on 29th July 2013 (under The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013) there was an immediate, … Read More

Employment Rights Update – June 2016

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June has been a quiet month for new and interesting cases but there is some very good reading for Claimants in the House of Commons’ Justice Committee report released this month and, just a few days ago, the first Employment Appeal Tribunal case on the admissibility of ‘protected conversations’ are in the Tribunal. So we’ll deal with them here… Justice … Read More