6 Aug 2019

Court of Appeal case confirms that agency workers are not entitled to ‘the same contractual working hours as employees’ after 12 weeks

Written by Brabners LLP A new case Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and another [2019] in the Court of Appeal has provided clarification on the ‘working hours’ an Agency...

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23 Jul 2019

First court decision on restrictive covenants after 100 years

100 years since the first binding decision, the Supreme Court takes a liberal approach, confirming that courts are able to strike through restrictive covenants to make them enforceable against employees.

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9 Jul 2019

First case on perceived disability discrimination

In the recent case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2019], the Court of Appeal (“CA”) confirmed that it is discriminatory for an employer to treat an individual less...

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24 Jun 2019

Latest case on holiday pay confirms when to include voluntary overtime

The recent Court of Appeal case Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust [2019] confirms that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay where overtime is...

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11 Jun 2019

Recent decision on employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments

Recent case highlights the importance of employers following their own policies when making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.

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28 May 2019

Recent court case confirms employers must have systems to record how many hours a day an employee is working

Written by Brabners LLP   The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed that employers need to have systems in place that record the hours worked...

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15 May 2019

Latest EAT case on discrimination arising out of disability

Latest case confirms dismissal could be discriminatory despite employer not being aware of the employee’s disability until after the dismissal.

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29 Apr 2019

Case confirms candidates must be equally qualified before employers positively discriminate when recruiting

Brabners LLP looks at a case that reminds employers to ensure that candidates are equally qualified before positively discriminating in recruitment process.

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16 Apr 2019

Regulations require key information document to be provided

New legal changes will require employment businesses to provide work-seekers with a Key Information Document and extra assistance from Umbrella Companies is likely to be needed as a result.

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2 Apr 2019

EAT confirms an employee’s mistaken belief is not enough for her disability discrimination claim to succeed

Written by Brabners LLP In the recent case of iForce Ltd v Wood [2019], the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed that an individual did not suffer unfavourable treatment when she...

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18 Mar 2019

Personal injury damages available where employers fail to provide rest breaks

As you will know, working time is governed by the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR 1998”) and it applies to all workers (not just to employees). Under the WTR 1998,...

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5 Mar 2019

Surprising Court of Appeal decision on the Agency Workers Regulations

Written by Brabners LLP Important Court of Appeal Case gives an insight into how compensation is dealt with under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 where there is an equal pay...

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