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Equal Pay

It has been a very busy few months in the Employment law world with yet another ground-breaking Supreme Court decision. The Supreme Court have ruled that an in-store role can be compared to a depot role for the purposes of equal pay. This decision now enables the Asda store-workers to bring a claim in an…

Sleep-in Time – What are you entitled to?

On Friday 19 March 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgement in Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society. It was a long-awaited decision, particularly for those involved in the care sector. The legal issue in this case was whether care home workers who are required to remain at home on their shift and/or residential care workers…

What Employers Need To Know About Workplace Bullying And Harassment

Not since Diana, Princess of Wales declared on Panorama that there were “three in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” has a royal interview caused as much controversy as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.  Not only was the interview itself explosive, in the week proceeding it, but damaging…

Uber and employment status

Hot off the press: Uber and employment status

A long running legal battle has finally come to an end today in the case of Uber BV and others v Aslam and others. In this landmark case, the UK’s Supreme Court have ruled that Uber must treat its drivers as workers, not self-employed individuals. The decision will no doubt have a knock-on effect on…

Garden Leave – a win-win solution

Garden Leave – a win-win solution?

During an employee’s notice period and irrespective of whether it was the employer or employee who provided notice of termination, by exercising a contractual garden leave clause it is possible for an employer to ask an employee not to carry out any work for the employer and not to attend their usual place of work, whilst remaining on the payroll. Garden…

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