Supreme Court rules that care sector workers not entitled to National Minimum Wage while sleeping

By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor.   The Supreme Court ruled last week that carers who are required to sleep at their workplace in case they...
Angela Strzyzewska
24th Mar 2021

Supreme Court Confirms that Uber Drivers are Workers

By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   The much-anticipated judgment of the final appeal of the Uber Case to the Supreme Court has today been...
Gillian Cumming
19th Feb 2021

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

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

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

How Discretionary is a Contractual Discretionary Benefit - Expert Comments

It has always been important to take care when drafting contractual terms. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment, employers, when offering employment...
Louise Walker
6th Jul 2015

How Discretionary is a Contractual Discretionary Benefit

To motivate, retain or recruit employees, employers often offer a range of contractual benefits. In many cases, employers will want to have discretion over...
Louise Walker
6th Jul 2015

Supreme Court holds that equal pay claims should not be struck out by the High Court

It was recently announced that Birmingham City Council has been unsuccessful in its appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision that employees are entitled...
David Reid
26th Oct 2012

Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings - Expert Comments

The UK Supreme Court has decided that a teaching assistant was not after all entitled to legal representation at disciplinary proceedings related to allegations...
David Reid
8th Jul 2011

Right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings

Last week, the UK Supreme Court decided that a teaching assistant was not after all entitled to legal representation at disciplinary proceedings related to...
David Reid
8th Jul 2011

Dismissal by letter – When is the dismissal effective?

Identifying the effective date of termination is more than an academic point.
David Reid
19th Oct 2010
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