Employment Law Update July 2018

The latest employment law news and case law.
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Transgender discrimination over pension


A transgender woman who was unable to access her pension was discriminated against by UK law, the European Court of Justice has found...


Guidance on Overtime


Acas has produced a useful new guide on overtime for employers, covering items such as; the different types of overtime, working time limits on overtime and payment for overtime...



Employment status


We have reported on the Uber and Pimlico Plumbers cases around worker status and the gig economy throughout the last 12 months. A Supreme Court ruling this month considered the Pimlico Plumbers v Smith ruling and whether the tribunal was entitled to conclude that Mr Smith was a ‘worker’ under the Employment Rights Act...


Can someone be dismissed for misconduct (or does it need to be Gross Misconduct?)


Does 'misconduct' need to be 'gross' to make a dismissal fair (without prior warnings)?

A recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked at this question. The case was Quintiles Commercial v Barongo...


Employer Protection from Tribunals

A business is statistically more likely to have an expensive employment claim than experience a serious fire, theft or flood claim. Our new way to pay for employment advice protects you against the unknown HR issues...

July 2018
Paul Burton
Associate - Head of Employment
Paul is an employment solicitor specialising in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
01202 499255

Kate Fretten
Partner - Employment
Kate specialises in both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.
01202 499255

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