18 Feb 2020

Timing is Key! Satisfying the legal definition of ‘disability’

New case considers whether individuals can succeed in discrimination complaints that relate to acts occurring before an impairment actually satisfies the definition of a ‘disability’ under the Equality Act 2010.

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4 Feb 2020

Should belief in biological sex be protected under law?

New tribunal judgment determines that a belief in two biological sexes should not be protected under law if their belief amounts to a violation of a trans person’s dignity.

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20 Jan 2020

Is veganism a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010?

New employment case explores whether ‘veganism’ amounts to a ‘belief’ qualifying for protection under the Equality Act 2010.

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8 Jan 2020

“Beard ban” can be discriminatory according to Tribunal

Brabners LLP examines a tribunal case that confirms that a blanket ban on beards can be discriminatory if the facial hair is a religious requirement.

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10 Dec 2019

Are ‘workers’ covered by TUPE protection?

Written by Brabners LLP   The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) provide protection for employees who work for a business that is sold, or who perform...

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26 Nov 2019

CCTV monitoring did not violate employees’ right to privacy

EU’s top human rights court decides that employer’s use of covert surveillance did not breach employees’ right to private life under the European Convention on Human Rights.

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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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