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Employment Matters - July 2020

Published 9 July 2020

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

This alert covers the following topics:

1. COVID-19 Update

The Covid-19 employment law landscape continues to evolve.  We update you on some of the recent developments.

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2. TUPE:  An employment contract can be split between multiple transferees on transfer

The European Court of Justice has held that, where an undertaking transfers to multiple transferees, contracts of employment can be split so that employees transfer to more than one transferee.

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3. Restrictive Covenants: Constructive dismissal, garden leave and non-compete clauses

The High Court has upheld a six month non-compete clause where, taking garden leave into account, the ex-employee was restrained for a total of twelve months.

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4. Whistleblowing: Taking action against a worker for the manner in which they blow the whistle

The EAT has considered whether taking action  against a worker for their manner in blowing the whistle should be treated as a whistleblowing detriment.

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5. Disability discrimination: Objective justification

The EAT has held that an Employment Tribunal erred in law by focussing on the employer’s decision making process when considering if discrimination arising from a disability was objectively justified.

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Authors

Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6583

Zoë Wigan

Zoë Wigan

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6564

Hilary Larter

Hilary Larter

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4710

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