Can an employer dismiss an employee for capability reasons when they are contractually entitled to long term disability benefits? No, not fairly, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has said in Awan v ICTS.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed this month that Uber drivers are also workers rather than self-employed, in Uber v Aslam.
You can’t change the terms of a contract without the other side’s agreement. That principle applies to commercial contracts (agreements between you and clients or suppliers, for example) and to agreements with your employees.
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Is it discriminatory for a devout Christian baker to refuse to bake a cake bearing the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’? No, the Supreme Court has said in Lee v Ashers Bakery. Mr Lee is a gay rights activist in Northern Ireland. He ordered a cake saying ‘Support Gay Marriage’.
Economist and workplace commentator Stephanie Hare has published ideas on why British productivity is so low – meetings. According to Ms Hare, conference calls and video conferencing are the worst offenders.
Can co-workers be liable for whistleblowing dismissals along with the employer?
It seems, at long last, that we are finally getting somewhere with regard to the provision of mental ill health first aid.
Is an employer liable for a drunken assault which happens after a work party has finished? Sometimes, said the Court of Appeal in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment. Mr Major was managing director of Northampton Recruitment.