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Pimlico Plumbers – ‘worker’?

Under ERA 1996 a ‘worker’ includes an individual who contracts ‘to perform personally’ work or services for someone who is not ‘a client or customer’.

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Disability – menopause

Can the menopause be a ‘disability’?

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Constructive dismissal – salary cut

Constructive dismissal claims are often based around a breach of ‘trust and confidence’.

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GDPR – references

GDPR impacts on the giving of references:

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References – disciplinary action?

Cases on negligent statements in employment references are few and far between.

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Shared parental pay – discrimination

An employer paid maternity pay at full pay rates, while shared parental pay was merely paid at the (lower) statutory rate.

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Income tax – injury to feelings

A termination payment made to an employee for ‘injury to feelings’ (in respect of age discrimination) is not taxable.

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Worker – Addison Lee

Another gig-economy case has been decided with, in this instance, the EAT deciding that a cycle courier was a ‘worker’ (and so entitled to paid holiday).

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Notice – start date?

Suppose an employee is sent a letter of dismissal by post. The letter is delivered, but the employee is on holiday and says she did not read it until a later date.

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Damages – Wrotham Park

For the first time, the Supreme Court has looked at the principles surrounding Wrotham Park damages.

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