In the recent case of Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that a posted notice of termination will not take effect until it is actually read by the employee.
In the recent case of Boxer v Excel Group Services Ltd (in liquidation), an Employment Tribunal has ruled that a cycle courier was a worker and therefore entitled to receive holiday pay.
The topical issue of worker status in the gig economy has been considered by the Court of Appeal in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Limited and Mullins v Smith, in which a plumber was held to be a worker rather than an independent contractor.
In Gareddu v London Underground Ltd, the EAT has upheld an Employment Tribunal’s decision to reject a claim of indirect religious discrimination where the employer had refused an employee’s request for five weeks’ continuous leave to attend a number of Catholic festivals in his native Sardinia.
In RS Dhillon and GP Dhillon Partnership v HMRC, the First Tier Tax Tribunal considered whether haulage drivers acting for a partnership providing haulage services to the construction industry are employees or self-employed contractors. This judgment is a useful reminder of the approach HMRC will take when assessing employment status for...
In Herry v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered an appeal against an Employment Judge’s decision that an employee suffering from dyslexia and stress was not disabled.
In the recent case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, the High Court considered whether an employer was liable for an assault on an employee by its managing director which took place after the works Christmas party had ended.
Employment Tribunals have the discretion to make a costs order where a party has acted vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or otherwise unreasonably in bringing or conducting proceedings. In Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the EAT had to consider whether to uphold an Employment Tribunal’s decision to make a costs order...