EAT upholds decision that it was fair to dismiss a member of reserve forces
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found the dismissal of a Royal Marine reservist for volunteering...
Caroline Cockbain
23rd Oct 2018
The Ashers Bakery Case - Why the Bakery Won
By David Reid, Director.   In this analysis, I look at the basis for yesterday’s decision in the case of the Northern Irish bakery which refused...
David Reid
11th Oct 2018
Increase in Employment Tribunal Claims
By Pauline Hughes, Trainee Solicitor.   The Ministry of Justice has recently revealed statistics for the number of claims raised in the Employment...
Pauline Hughes
4th Oct 2018
New Parental Bereavement Act receives Royal Assent
By Lauren Wilson, Trainee Solicitor. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 received royal assent (approval), at the end of last week. The Act...
Lauren Wilson
19th Sep 2018
Supreme Court Dismisses Pimlico Plumbers Appeal
By Amanda Deeley, Solicitor.   The Supreme Court has today (13 June 2018) handed down its judgment in the case of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith.   This...
Amanda Deeley
13th Jun 2018
Managing World Cup Fever
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   Football fever is about to hit the nation with the World Cup running from 14 June until 15 July. While...
Caroline Cockbain
12th Jun 2018
Childcare voucher scheme closure deadline delayed
By Angela Strzyzewska. The Government has recently confirmed that the closure of the workplace childcare voucher scheme will be delayed until 4 October...
Angela Strzyzewska
1st May 2018
Increases to Discrimination Awards Announced
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director. When deciding how much compensation to award to a successful claimant in discrimination cases, it is worth remembering...
Caroline Cockbain
10th Apr 2018
Gender pay gap reporting deadline
By Louise Walker, Senior Solicitor. As previously reported, all companies in Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland) with more than 250 employees are...
Louise Walker
4th Apr 2018
Latest ACAS statistics
By Angela Strzyzewska. The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published its most recent quarterly statistics, taking into account...
Angela Strzyzewska
29th Mar 2018
Less favourable treatment of agency workers
By Stuart Swan, Senior Solicitor.   The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that it is not possible to compensate an agency worker...
Stuart Swan
21st Mar 2018
Increase to national minimum wage and national living wage
In the government's Autumn budget, it was confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage would increase in April 2018.
Louise Walker
19th Feb 2018
Good Work Plan - Government Proposals
The government has today announced proposed changes to workers’ rights, claiming that ‘the UK will become one of the first countries to address the challenges...
Amanda Deeley
7th Feb 2018
Getting HR Ready for GDPR
As you may be aware, the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. GDPR brings with it a new regime for data protection...
Caroline Cockbain
18th Jan 2018
What to expect from employment law this year
As 2018 starts to gather momentum, we take this opportunity to look forward to see what is on the horizon in terms of employment law.
Caroline Cockbain
8th Jan 2018
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