Vento Bands For Injury To Feelings Awards To Be Adjusted To Account For RPI Measure Of Inflation

This week, it has been confirmed, via a joint Presidential Guidance notice issued by The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland, that from next month...


Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Retail Employees In Equal Pay Claim Against Asda

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that Asda’s retail employees are entitled to use employees at its distribution depots as comparators for the purposes of equal pay...


Government To Review Whistleblowing Protection Laws

The Government has said that it will review the current whistleblowing protections in response to reports that there has been a significant rise in employees reporting that they were dismissed...


Supreme Court Hears Two Landmark Cases On National Minimum Wage & Sleeping On-Call Workers

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment this morning in the high profile cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad, ruling that sleeping on-call care...


“No Jab, No Job” – Can I Make It Compulsory For My Employees To Take Up The Vaccine?

The Chartered Management Institute has conducted a poll of 1,050 UK managers and 58% were in support of employers making Covid-19 vaccines compulsory for employees and 43% thought that access...


Shielding Guidance For Those Classed As Clinically Extremely Vulnerable To Stop From April

Around 3.8 million extremely clinically vulnerable people in England have been advised that, as from next month, they will no longer need to shield and can return to the workplace,...


Uber Drivers To Receive Minimum Wage, Holiday Pay & Pensions – What Does This Mean For The Wider Gig Economy?

Uber has announced that all of their 70,000 UK drivers will receive the national minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions as from today (17th March 2021). The announcement follows the...


Conduct Dismissals – Worker Unfairly Dismissed For Taking Cannabis To Alleviate Back Pain

Should being under the influence of drugs at work always result in dismissal? No, held an Employment Tribunal in the recent case of Pamment v Renewi UK Services Ltd. Mr...


Diversity Training Insufficient To Establish Defence To Workplace Harassment

Legal background The Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”) provides legal protection for employees in respect of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the grounds of any protected characteristic, which include race. Under...


Supporting LGBT+ Workers In The Workplace

According to a recent research report by the CIPD published as part of LGBT History Month, LGBT+ workers are significantly more likely to experience conflict in the workplace than heterosexual...


Refusing To Work Due To Covid-19 Fears – Legislative Change

The last year has seen substantial employment law related concerns and queries being raised by employees on a wide variety of Covid-19 related issues including furlough, redundancy, changes to working...


Whistleblower Reveals Racially Discriminatory Booking Policy At Pontins

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched an investigation into discrimination against Gypsy and Traveller guests at Pontins after being contacted by a whistleblower. Pontins, which is a British...