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Deliveroo Riders Are Self-Employed, High Court Rules

The High Court has dismissed a claim by the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB)...

Employee Copyright Agreement Achieved Legitimate Aim

Many employers require their staff to sign copyright agreements by which they give up their...

Court of Appeal Rules Uber Drivers Are Workers

The Court of Appeal has ruled that drivers who use online taxi company Uber's app are 'workers' ...

The Rules on Time Limits for Employment Tribunal Claims

An employee wishing to bring an unfair dismissal claim must do so within three months of their...

Staff Christmas Parties - Don't Take Unnecessary Risks!

A Christmas party is a chance for staff to relax and enjoy each other's company. It's also a...

Employers - Are You Treating Misconduct Cases Consistently?

Some forms of workplace misconduct may appear so serious as to obviously justify dismissal as a...

Whistleblowing - Information or Allegation?

In Cavendish Munro Professional Risks Management Limited v Geduld , the Employment Appeal...

Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who...

Central Arbitration Committee Can Hear Claims Against Acas

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies...

The 'Final Straw' and Constructive Dismissal

It is an implied term of any contract of employment that an employer should not act in a way that...

Dealing With Employee References

Contrary to popular belief, except in certain sectors (e.g. education and financial services),...

The Taxation of Termination Payments

The rules governing the taxation of termination payments have been tightened with effect from 6...

Workplace Whistleblowing Protection

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins Compensation

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts...

Mental Health Awareness Week - Acas Guidance for Employers

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of Termination

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to...

Perceived Disability Discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 , direct discrimination occurs when the reason for a person being...
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