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Uber Granted right of appeal

Minicab company, Uber, has been granted the right to appeal against a recent employment tribunal ruling concerning the employment status of its drivers.  Towards the end of last year, the London employment tribunal heard cases from two Uber drivers on…

Senior Manager’s failure amounts to gross misconduct

The case of Adesokin v Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited concerned one of Sainsbury’s Regional Operations Managers, A. Sainsbury’s operates an employee engagement procedure, which deals with progression, target setting and pay etc. A was responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of…

Government’s U Turn Over National Insurance Increase

The Government has announced that it has no plans to increase national insurance rates for the self-employed during its time in office. It was originally anticipated that class four NICS (contributions paid by the self-employed) would increase from 9% to…

Slater Heelis Awarded Lexcel Accreditation for 13th Year in a Row

After a rigorous on-site assessment by the Law Society, Slater Heelis has been awarded the Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in practice management and client care for the 13th year in a row. The optional independent assessment benchmarks firms against the…

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The recent case of Peninsula Business Services v Baker

In this recent case, the Claimant, Miss Baker, claimed that she suffered from Dyslexia. This was confirmed by a psychologist’s report. The Respondent, Peninsula, were concerned about the Claimant’s performance and instructed consultants to conduct surveillance of her movements. Miss…

Mutuality of Obligation between assignments

In the recent case of Capita Translation v Siauciunas considered whether a lack of mutuality of obligation between assignments was relevant to the legal test for employment status. The Claimant worked for the Respondent under a framework agreement on an…