“Unscrupulous employers no longer have the upper hand” – The Supreme Court allows UNISON’s appeal that fees imposed in respect of proceedings in Employment Tribunals are unlawful
The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by trade union UNISON that Employment Tribunal fees, imposed in respect of proceedings since 2013, are unlawful and have prevented employees from obtaining justice.
In a decision described by the GMB union as a “monumental victory” for some 40,000 drivers in England and Wales, the recent ruling of a London Employment Tribunal now means that Uber drivers are entitled to the national minimum wage... Read More
On Friday 22 July the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee published its report into the employment practices of Sports Direct, one of Europe’s biggest retailers.
The contentious issue regarding the calculation of holiday pay has been sending the employment law blogosphere ablaze over the last few years and the Midlands West Employment Tribunal has just thrown another case into the mix, which will surely add another layer of complexity to the debate.
It is not a new legal concept that if vicarious liability can be established an employer will be liable for the acts of its employees. However, the consequences for businesses are now potentially much more significant following the recent Supreme Court decision of Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets.
“Private Messages at work can be read by EU Employers” – To what extent does the recent ECtHR ruling effect employers and employees in the UK?
The case of Bărbulescu v Romania created a lot of media hype with headlines such as “Big Brother or Big Boss?” and “Bosses free to spy on emails” . So does this case really mean that employers now have free reign to access their employees' private messages? In short, no.
The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1st March 2000. Sarah Maile examines the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing to assess whether, 15 years on, there is still a legitimate interest in an employee having access to their personal data or has the system opened itself up to abuse?
The Christmas party is a great way to give employees the chance to socialise and celebrate their hard work and accomplishments. There is however, always a risk that the conduct of employees may result in unpleasant disputes and tribunal claims, particularly when excessive drinking is involved.....