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State Immunity

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Can sections 4(2)(b) and 16(1)(a) of the  State Immunity Act 1978 protect embassies from Employment Tribunal claims brought by domestic staff in the UK? No, held the Supreme Court in its unanimous judgment in  Benkharbouche v Secretary of...

Discrimination: Gender Segregation

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Does the segregation of boys and girls at a co-ed school amount to direct discrimination? Yes held the Court of Appeal in  HMCI v. The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School. This case concerns a Muslim faith school which educates boys and...

Never leave allowance for grieving parents

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A Bill has been published today which will entitle parents who lose a child under the age of 18 to two weeks' paid leave. Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible, there is no legal obligation to allow parents paid time...

New Acas Guides on Mental Health

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Today is World Mental Health day. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace. Acas have published a new guidance booklet on  Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace. They have also published two smaller online guides:- ...

Expiry of Fixed Term Contract and Amendment of ET1

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Is it open to a Claimant to apply to add a claim of unfair dismissal via the agenda she prepares for a Preliminary Hearing on case management? Yes, is the unsurprising but abbreviated answer of the EAT in  Ministry of Defence v Dixon .  HHJ...

Modern Slavery

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As more and more companies are complying with modern slavery requirements - either because they have to publish a modern slavery statement or their customers are demanding they produce a statement voluntarily - the government has  updated its guidance...

Unfair Dismissal: Reasonable Investigations

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Does the inclusion of incidents in an investigatory report which did not result in disciplinary action render a dismissal unfair? Not usually, held Lady Wise in  NHS 24 v Pillar . P was a Nurse Practitioner employed to triage patient calls. In 2013...

Miscellaneous Update

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An assortment of employment law miscellanea… 1. The ‘gay cake’ appeal to the Supreme Court,  Lee v Ashers Bakery , has had its hearing pushed back from this month to May 2018. 2. Two new reports on flexible work have been issued,...

Worker Status

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Most readers will be aware that yesterday an employment tribunal ruled that Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed. The  judgment  is here. Meanwhile, Uber's appeal against the decision that its drivers are workers begins tomorrow...

Changes to how the Insolvency Service Calculates Holiday Pay

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The Insolvency Service pays holiday pay (along with notice pay and redundancy pay, all subject to various caps) to employees whose employers are insolvent. It has announced that it will be changing the way it calculates holiday pay to include...

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