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It's personal - courier was worker, despite ability to offer slots to others

In Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine, the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that a courier who could offer a time slot he had signed up to cover to other couriers was still obliged to perform work ...


New right to unpaid carer’s leave for UK employees

In the government’s response to the carer’s leave consultation it confirms that it will introduce five days’ unpaid carer’s leave per year for employees. This will...


Let’s talk about it – UK government publishes flexible working consultation

The UK government published a consultation paper on making flexible working the default. Possible changes to the current framework include removing the service requirement for making a...


Refusing to let employee appeal redundancy dismissal not inevitably unfair

In Gwynedd Council v Barratt the UK Court of Appeal confirmed that a redundancy dismissal will not be unfair solely because an employer has not offered an employee a right to appeal....


COVID-19: Global employee vaccination and testing guide

As national COVID-19 related restrictions begin to ease, our cross-border guide provides a quick overview of the key questions and issues for employers as staff return to the workplace...


Going rate – maintaining higher pay not a reasonable adjustment

In Aleem v E-Act Academy Trust the UK EAT decided that it was not a reasonable adjustment to continue to pay an employee at her previous higher rate when she moved to a different lower-paid ...


Jam tomorrow - employment implications of UK's national disability strategy

The UK government has published its national disability strategy, which is designed to help reduce the disability employment gap and ensure that disability is not a barrier to...


Broad brush - UK government responds to sexual harassment consultation

The UK government’s response to the 2019 consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace confirms that it will introduce a legal duty on employers to protect workers from...


As you were – UK Supreme Court confirms no change to discrimination burden of proof

The UK Supreme Court decision in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Efobi confirms that employees must still prove facts from which a tribunal could draw an inference of discrimination before their...

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