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The future of cities

The publication of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill following the Queen’s Speech means that the Northern Powerhouse has moved a significant step forward.

17 Jun 2015

Employment newsletter June 2015

A round-up of the major news and legal developments from the Employment team in June.

16 Jun 2015

A round up of June’s employment news and hot topics

BIS has recently published two guides on whistleblowing. “Whistleblowing: Guidance for Employers and Code of Practice” provides practical advice on what to include in a whistleblowing policy and how to deal with disclosures.

16 Jun 2015

Zero hours worker awarded £19,500 for injury to feelings for harassment

In Southern v Britannia Hotels Ltd the Employment Tribunal has awarded a zero hours worker £19,500 for injury to feelings as a result of gender harassment.

16 Jun 2015

ECJ reverses Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Woolworths case

The ECJ has given its ruling in the Woolworths case on the meaning of “establishment” for the purposes of determining when the duty to consult collectively under the Collective Redundancies Directive is triggered.

16 Jun 2015

Working Time Regulations can be interpreted to include commission in holiday pay calculations

Last year the ECJ ruled in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd that commission payments must be taken into account when calculating holiday pay under the Working Time Directive.

16 Jun 2015

Court of Appeal confirms that Tribunal was correct to focus on mental processes of decision-maker when determining whether dismissal was discriminatory

In CLFIS (UK) Ltd v Reynolds, the Court of Appeal has considered whether an Employment Tribunal was correct to focus on the mental processes of the employee who took the decision to terminate a consultancy agreement even though his decision... Read more

16 Jun 2015

Appeal Tribunal rules that diet-controlled type 2 diabetes does not automatically qualify as a disability

Under the Equality Act 2010, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In Metroline Travel v Stoute the EAT considered... Read more

16 Jun 2015