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.…

Discrimination arising from Disability

Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) confirms that if a person is treated unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability and it cannot be shown that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving a…

Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination

On 17 May 2018, the Government Equalities Offices published new guidance on Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination.  The guidance is aimed at employers who have dress codes and follows a slew of dress-code related sex discrimination cases in the Employment…

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave is the right afforded to parents to take time off following the birth or adoption of a child after a period of Maternity Leave has ended. The Government guidance confirms that to be eligible to take Shared…

Increase to Basic Award

With effect from 6 April 2018, The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 increased the rates for statutory redundancy pay, the basic award for unfair dismissal and the compensatory award for unfair dismissal as follows:- Statutory Redundancy Pay The…

Gender Pay Gap Reporting deadline

It has been reported that more than 1500 companies have failed to report their gender pay gap figures in accordance with the deadline earlier this month. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will now investigate these failures and could take…

Unrepresented Claimants

In the case of Aynge v Trickett the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an unfair dismissal claim should fail because the unrepresented Claimant did not correctly identify her case as being one of constructive unfair dismissal. In this case, the…

Latest ACAS Statistics Published

ACAS has published its most recent quarterly statistics, these covering the nine-month period between April 2017 and December 2017.  The statistics show that between the start of April 2017 and the end of July 2017, ACAS conciliators received around £1,700…