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Right to Work checks

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The government has announced, as expected, that the COVID-19 adjusted right to work check process will remain in place until 20 June 2021 (previously 16 May 2021). It enables employers to carry out right to work checks over video calls (rather than in...

New Acas report - 'Estimating the Costs of Workplace Conflict'

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Acas has today published a new report,  Estimating the Costs of Workplace Conflict , which estimates that workplace conflict costs UK employers £28.5bn every year, an average of just over £1,000 for every employee. This estimate is based on...

Unintentional Indirect Discrimination

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Are the provisions of the  Equality Act 2010  dealing with remedies for unintentional unlawful indirect discrimination compatible with EU law? Yes, held the Court of Appeal in  Wisbey v The Commissioner of the City of London Police and...

Disability Discrimination

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When determining whether an impairment is 'long term' for the purposes of assessing disability status, can a tribunal consider events after the date of the discriminatory act?  No, held the Court of Appeal in  All Answers Ltd v W and...

Privilege

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When disclosing privileged documents regarding specific issues, is a party required to show that other privileged documents are not relevant? No, held the EAT in  Watson v Hilary Meredith Solicitors Limited , dismissing the Claimant's appeal. The...

Direct Discrimination

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Is failing to pay an allowance throughout maternity leave direct discrimination? Not where the employer was mistaken as to whether the allowance comprised 'pay', held the Court of Appeal in  Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart ....

Collective Agreements

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Was a collectively agreed term indicating that permanent posts would not be advertised when an employee was designated surplus apt for incorporation into an individual employment contract? No, held the EAT in  Hamilton v Fife Council . The Claimant, a...

Employment Status - Addison Lee

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Are Addison Lee drivers ‘workers’? Yes, the Court of Appeal has held in  Addison Lee v Lange , refusing permission to appeal from the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Following the  Uber  decision in the Supreme Court,...

Foster Carers: worker status under Art 11 ECHR

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Are foster carers 'workers' for the purposes of trade union listing (and recognition)? Yes, held the Court of Appeal in  NUPFC v Certification Officer , upholding an appeal by the National Union of Professional Foster Carers that the...

Appointment of New Regional Employment Judges

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The Lord Chancellor has appointed two new Regional Employment Judges. With effect from today,  Regional Employment Judge Sian Davies  becomes the REJ for the Wales region, and  Regional Employment Judge Lorna Findlay  becomes the REJ for...

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