Employment

Following the Supreme Court’s decision that tribunal fees were unlawful, the government refund scheme for tribunal fees is now open for both claimants and respondents. Background On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the employment tribunal fee regime was unlawful as it prevented access to justice (our blog gives more information on that decision). Tribunals immediately stopped… Read more »

Employment

Back in October of last year, a tribunal dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that its drivers were self-employed. Uber appealed, and lost. Uber drivers are workers The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) agreed that Uber drivers are workers, rather than self-employed. What are ‘workers’? Employees, workers and the self-employed have different levels of protection under… Read more »

Employment

Hardly a day has gone by in recent weeks without a headline about sexual harassment. But what sort of behaviour are we actually talking about? What is sexual harassment? In terms of the Equality Act 2010, sexual harassment is where someone engages in: Unwanted conduct related to sex or of a sexual nature; and That… Read more »

Employment

Suspension should never be a routine or ‘knee-jerk’ response – but what factors should influence your decision? If you suspend where this is not reasonable, or the terms of suspension are unreasonable (for example, the period of suspension is unreasonably long) you may be at risk of an employee (with 2 years’ service) resigning and… Read more »

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