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The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judge’s decision to add words to a non-compete restriction, which had originally offered the employer very little protection.
The EAT has held that a grievance outcome letter sent from an HR Officer was capable of binding the employer to a new pay grade.
Disability discrimination: no obligation to make reasonable adjustments for employees associated with disabled employees
The Court of Appeal has decided that employers are not obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are associated with a disabled person.
In the case Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, the advocate-general has given an opinion that morbid obesity may amount to a disability.
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
An employee cannot bring a breach-of-contract claim for losses flowing from the manner of dismissal even where the dismissal is in breach of an express contractual disciplinary procedure.
The government has published its response to the consultation on how mandatory equal-pay audits will operate, together with the draft regulations that will govern the new system.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill sets out a number of further reforms to the employment law landscape.
The EAT has held that a claimant lost his right to claim constructive dismissal where he gave his employer considerably longer notice of termination than he was obliged to do.
EAT holds that the mental processes of anyone influencing a decision maker should be taken into account
In Reynolds v CLFIS (UK) Ltd and others, the claimant alleged that the termination of her consultancy agreement was discriminatory on the grounds of age.
Madarassey, Mezzoterro, Villalba: there was a time when the papers were full of reports of women with six-figure salaries taking on their employers in tribunal.
Annabel Mackay, managing associate at Addleshaw Goddard, comments on the government’s response to its call for evidence on the whistleblowing framework.
Addleshaw Goddard has announced underlying fee income for the year ended 30 April 2014 of £172.5m, an increase of five per cent on the prior year.
It is common for commercial contracts to include clauses governing how notices of claims may be served and setting out a date by which they must be served after which they cannot be brought.
Six months after the confirmation by the Court of Appeal in Mitchell that the courts were to take very seriously the business of managing cases, some key lessons have emerged.
Addleshaw Goddard discusses four recent decisions regarding disclosure and privilege, including Rawlinson and another v Akers and another.
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment — Clements v Lloyds Banking plc — highlighted the way in which age discriminatory remarks can result in protracted litigation.
The Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 has varied the limit on the compensatory award available in unfair dismissal claims.
The ECJ has held that where a worker is paid by way of basic salary and regular sales commission such commission must also be included in the calculation of holiday pay.
TUPE: service provision change occurred despite significant change in the way activities carried out post-transfer
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the Employment Tribunal’s approach towards identifying whether there had been a service provision change.