Update – Agency Workers

In the case of Matei v Brooknight Guarding Limited, the EAT considered whether an employee on a zero hours contract could be an agency worker if his position with the ‘end user’ was temporary rather than permanent. The Respondent in…

BA Data Breach

British Airways has promised to compensate customers after 380,000 payments cards have been compromised after what the Company are calling a “sophisticated” theft of data from the BA website and app over a two week period from 10.58pm on 21…

Update – Free Movement and Brexit

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and a transitional exit period is envisaged ending on 31 December 2020. There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty concerning the rights of EU nationals…

Sleep-In Carers and National Minimum Wage

In July 2018, the Court of Appeal reached a decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake. The case concerned the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”) and sleep-ins and finally clarified an area of law causing much difficulty for…

Dismissal for Failure to Prove Right to Work

In the case Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Domino’s pizza, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) examined whether or not an employee who had been dismissed for failure to provide evidence of his entitlement to work in the UK…

Overtime

There have been a raft of cases in recent years regarding holiday pay and specifically whether and to what extent overtime pay should be included in calculating the amount of holiday pay a worker is entitled to for the four…

Latest Tribunal Decision in the “gig economy”

In the latest Tribunal case dealing with the long-running saga concerning employment status in the “gig economy”, the Leeds Employment Tribunal has ruled that a group of Hermes couriers are workers, rather than independent contractors. The case was brought by…

Extension of Effective Date of Termination

In the case of Lancaster and Duke Limited v Wileman, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the effective date of termination (EDT) should be extended by the statutory minimum notice period for the purpose of calculating an employee’s length…

Latest Case on the “Gig Economy”

In the latest case in the gig economy, the Supreme Court has ruled that a heating engineer, working for Pimlico Plumbers, was a worker and not self-employed. Mr Gary Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers as a plumber and heating engineer.…