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Discrimination arising as a consequence of disability – case update: Sheikholeslami v The University of Edinburgh [2018]

On 5 October 2018, the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (the “SEAT”) handed down its decision in Professor Roya Sheikholeslami v The University of Edinburgh [2018]. This decision…

Kavanaugh – #metoo – What businesses should learn

Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the US Senate on 27 September 2018 saw her refer to some of the social pressures which she says stopped her from reporting

MediaMonks and WPP- an Opportune Time to Revisit Restrictive Covenants

On 4 and 5 July 2017 the City AM and other outlets have reported on WPP and Sir Martin Sorrell’s likely upcoming battle over confidentiality and competition. Having exited WPP, the advertising and…

Employment Tribunals – Fees, Costs and Frivolous Claims

Background and Cost Orders It is old news that in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor the Supreme Court held that the regime of case filing fees for claims brought in the Employment…

Wrotham Park no more – moving forward with negotiating damages

Morris-Garner and another (Appellants) v One Step (Support) Ltd (Respondent) UKSC 20 In Morris-Garner the Supreme Court had the opportunity to consider damages awards for breach of contract based…

TUPE – A silver lining for insolvent companies?

On what some tabloids dubbed “black Wednesday”, 28 February 2018 saw both Toys “R” Us and Maplin fall into administration. Recent weeks have seen this saga play out further in the broadsheets…

Incoming costs for employers – 6 April 2018 and beyond

The new financial year will bring with it several areas of increased cost for employers. We set out a number of key changes relating to termination payments which employers need to be aware of, below…

Update on Taylor Review and Employee Status in 2018

In 2017, the “gig economy” evolved into more than a mere buzzword. Numerous discussions and several legal cases grappled with worker status generally and across various contexts which is…

Predictive Coding – “TAR” very much

Since the decision in Pyrrho Investments Limited and another v MWB Property Limited and others EWHC 256 (Ch) permitting the use of predictive coding in an electronic disclosure exercise there has be…

New Apprenticeship Levy

As announced in the Summer 2015 budget, those companies with an annual UK pay bill of over £3m will be obliged to pay the government’s new apprenticeship levy. The levy is a key element of the…