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Are Employers ready for Euro 2016?

As I’m sure you’re all aware… the 2016 UEFA European football championships (“Euro 2016”) begin tomorrow, with 51 matches due to be played in France over the course of the following month…

Insolvency Legislation Changes – Update

In March 2015, we reported on the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the “Act”) and the important changes to insolvency legislation. Before becoming effective, a number of the…

Holiday Pay – is this the end of the issue?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has rejected British Gas’ appeal and upheld the Employment Tribunal Judgment in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited. The Employment Tribunal, following a…

Dyslexic employee wins claim against Starbucks

An employee of Starbucks who suffers from dyslexia, has successfully brought a claim of disability discrimination in the Employment Tribunal following her employer’s treatment of her resulting from…

Employer permitted to read worker’s private messages sent using personal accounts

Its common these days for employers to retain the right to monitor and review their employees work email accounts and work IT usage. However a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights…

Whistleblowing Rights – The new personal side of the Public Interest requirement

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has recently ruled in the case of Underwood v Wincanton plc (2015) that a dispute between four employees (together “Underwood”) and their employer…

Employee fairly dismissed for Facebook comments

Introduction In the recent case of British Waterways Board t/a Scottish Canals v Smith, the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) considered whether it was fair to dismiss an employee…

Mr Justice Hamblen hands down a significant award for damages against Lewis Silkin

The High Court today found that Lewis Silkin LLP, and in particular Mr Michael Burd, their Joint Head of Employment, were negligent in failing to give advice to the Claimant – Mr Tim Wright…

Holiday Pay – Where are we now?

Entitlement to holiday pay Article 7 of the EU Working Time Directive 2003/88/EC (the “WTD”) states that: “Member States shall take the measures necessary to ensure that every worker is…

General Election 2015: Party Manifestos and Employment Law

With the election fast approaching here is an overview of the various employment related policies set out in the main party manifestos. Pay and Hours Conservatives Accept…