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TUPE: Splitting employees’ contracts after a service provision change

TUPE: Splitting employees’ contracts after a service provision change

In a case which leaves practical difficulties, the EAT has confirmed that employees’ contracts can be split between multiple transferees on a service ...

Whistleblowing: The public interest test is widely defined

Whistleblowing: The public interest test is widely defined

A worker may be protected as a whistle-blower even if public interest only affects one client, and blowing the whistle is not the workers only motivat ...

Discrimination: Not religious discrimination to remove a Christian from office for publicly voicing views about same sex adoption and homosexuality

Discrimination: Not religious discrimination to remove a Christian from office for publicly voicing views about same sex adoption and homosexuality

A Christian, who was a magistrate and a non-executive director of an NHS Trust, did not suffer discrimination or victimisation when he was removed fro ...

Working time: Standby periods are working time when constraints “objectively and very significantly” affect the worker’s freedom while standing by

Working time: Standby periods are working time when constraints “objectively and very significantly” affect the worker’s freedom while standing by

The European Court of Justice has considered two cases on the circumstances under which standby time will constitute working time. THE FACTS  The Germ ...

April Changes

April Changes

Annual changes in statutory rates, limits and benefits will take effect in April. This article sets out the key changes. THE FACTS National Minimum Wa ...

Employment Matters - April 2021

Employment Matters - April 2021

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

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

Asda v Brierley – Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court today delivered its judgment on a fundamental legal issue in the multiple equal pay claims brought by Asda employees. The essence of ...

Fairness in the Points Based System

Fairness in the Points Based System

The Points Based System, as it was originally introduced in 2008, was designed to be fast and economical which the preceding immigration system arguab ...

Supreme Court rules that Sleep-in workers not entitled to national minimum wage for entirety of shift

Supreme Court rules that Sleep-in workers not entitled to national minimum wage for entirety of shift

The Supreme Court has this morning (19 March) handed down its much anticipated judgment in the joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake ...

Discrimination: “Stale” diversity training

Discrimination: “Stale” diversity training

An employer’s diversity training had become stale and needed refreshing, leading the tribunal to reject the employer’s reasonable steps defence. BACKG ...