12 Nov 2019

New employment case illustrates the importance of robust whistle-blowing policies.

Written by Brabners LLP Protection for individuals who blow the whistle on concerning conduct continues to be a topical subject. In recent times, individuals are more readily prepared to speak...

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15 Oct 2019

“No rest for the wicked” – Or is there? The importance of rest breaks

Employment law experts Brabners LLP take a look at a recent employment case illustrates the importance of employee rest breaks.

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1 Oct 2019

Is vegetarianism a protected belief or a lifestyle choice?

Employment law experts Brabners LLP looks at a new case that confirms vegetarianism is not a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

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17 Sep 2019

Contractor found to be a worker despite being paid through a company

Written by Brabners LLP The recent case of Community Based Care Health Ltd v Narayan [2018] confirmed that a GP providing services to an NHS provider through a limited company...

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3 Sep 2019

Costa franchise held liable for unlawful deduction of wages

Written by Brabners LLP You may have seen that Costa Coffee has been in the press recently for deducting pay from employees’ wages. The BBC has reported that a number...

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20 Aug 2019

An employer may be vicariously liable for an employee’s posts on social media

Written by Brabners LLP In a society where social media is more pervasive than ever and with a range of online platforms at our fingertips, the potential exposure for employers...

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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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