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Supreme Court declares ET and EAT Fees unlawful

When the government introduced Employment Tribunal and Appeal Tribunal Fees, they expected the number of Claims presented to fall, but perhaps not by 70%.  Such a dramatic fall could not be explained in any other way than that genuine Claimants had been put off bringing Claims not because their cases did not have merit, but [...]

By |2017-07-31T16:46:10+00:00July 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Supreme Court declares ET and EAT Fees unlawful

Parliamentary Report on Discriminatory Work Dress Codes

When Nicola Thorpe was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels she made headline news but also began a petition against forcing women at work to wear high heels which received over 152,000 signatures. The Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee duly investigated, discovering that in spite of the Equality Act [...]

By |2017-07-31T16:49:20+00:00April 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Parliamentary Report on Discriminatory Work Dress Codes

Pimlico Plumbers v Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51

Further confirmation from the Court of Appeal that even where someone considers himself to be self-employed and signs a contract agreeing that he is “in business on his own account”, although he could not be regarded as an employee, he may still be a ‘worker’ and so have entitlements such as a right to holiday [...]

By |2017-04-27T12:51:15+00:00April 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Pimlico Plumbers v Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51

British Gas v Lock [2016] EWCA Civ 983

The Supreme Court has today refused permission to allow British Gas to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in this important case brought by employee Mr Lock concerning the calculation of holiday pay.  Over half of Mr Lock’s salary was made up of results-based commission, significantly supplementing his basic pay.  The [...]

By |2017-04-27T12:51:22+00:00April 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on British Gas v Lock [2016] EWCA Civ 983
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