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In Southern v Britannia Hotels Ltd, an employment tribunal granted a significant award of £19,500 to a zero-hours worker who was subjected to harassment by her line manager.
In Williams and Leeds United Football Club the High Court considered whether the claimant was entitled to be paid 12 months’ notice pay, despite having been found by his employer to have sent pornographic images to three individuals five years earlier.
The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Henderson (‘H’) v GMB provides further guidance regarding discrimination or harassment on the basis of a ‘philosophical belief’...
The EAT gave the first appellate decision on the meaning of the words ’public interest, which were added to whistleblowing legislation in order to exclude whistleblowing complaints based solely on breaches of a worker’s own contract of employment.
Landlords’ decision-making process should document whether clutter-friendly tenants are vulnerable; and other tips...
The ECJ has released its judgment in a case that concerned the meaning of ‘establishment’ in the European Collective Redundancies Directive.
The decision to invest in a construction project is a major event for an educational establishment. So, if the contractor becomes insolvent, this can cause significant problems.
Registered provider landlords don’t need to worry about re-protecting deposits once the tenancy becomes a statutory periodic tenancy, but it is important they act quickly.
Assuming that the older generation can afford it, the ‘children’ will always welcome some financial help, for example for investing in a house.
A recent insolvency case in which a late application to adjourn the trial of an application under IA 1986 fell foul of the Mitchell principles is interesting in a number of respects.
Heads Up: changes to the Primary Chain Development Grant; new guidance on behaviour and discipline; and more
Welcome to this summer edition of Heads Up. It has been another busy term, and as we approach the general election it is unlikely the pace will slow down.
Since fees were introduced for claims received on or after 29 July 2013, there has been a drop of 79 per cent in the number of claims compared with the same period in 2012.
The EAT has confirmed that dismissal arising out of absences for post-natal depression after maternity leave had come to an end did not constitute discrimination.
The EAT considered whether a worker was prevented from bringing a sexual discrimination and harassment claim against her employer because she was working illegally.
The EAT has determined whether the person who subjected the claimant to a detriment has to have knowledge of the protected act for a whistleblowing claim to succeed.
Confusion often surrounds the difference between obtaining a divorce and a settlement resolving the family finances following the breakdown of a marriage.
There is increasing interest by local authorities in joining with housing associations and developers in joint ventures.
Figures released by the Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales reveal a 40 per cent increase in the number of international family disputes handled in the last year.
This year’s Queen’s Speech was as noteworthy for what it did not contain as its contents. The legislative themes are controlling immigration and promoting growth.
E:gen — May 2013 issue download
The May 2013 issue of Winckworth Sherwood’s E-gen publication is available now.