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25 September, 2017

Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era

Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era
Posted in : September/October 2017 on by : gap personnel
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Following last month’s decision of the Supreme Court declaring that employment tribunal fees were unlawful, the number of tribunal claims are expected to soar. Zuraida Curtis looks at five types of case that will increase in the post-fees era. 1. Holiday pay The Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and
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9 November, 2016

Uber loses landmark tribunal decision over drivers’ working rights

Uber loses landmark tribunal decision over drivers’ working rights
Posted in : November/December 2016 on by : gap personnel
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Uber may have to grant its drivers basic employment rights such as the National Minimum Wage and holiday pay after it lost a London tribunal over the treatment of its drivers. The ride-hailing app has vowed to appeal the decision, which threatens to destabilise the company’s business model. The case was brought by the GMB
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9 November, 2016

gap personnel hosts first mock tribunal with audience of over 70

gap personnel hosts first mock tribunal with audience of over 70
Posted in : November/December 2016 on by : gap personnel
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On Friday 7th October, gap personnel hosted a mock employment tribunal, in association with Aaron and Partners, to give our clients a unique opportunity to witness the workings of an employment tribunal. This interactive event, took place at the Double Tree Hilton (Chester) and was a true-to-life situation being brought to justice in front of
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9 November, 2016

Who can agency workers “blow the whistle” against?

Who can agency workers “blow the whistle” against?
Posted in : November/December 2016 on by : gap personnel
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In a number of recent cases, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) have been asked to consider the question of what constitutes a ‘worker’ for the purposes of bringing a whistleblowing claim. This will be dependent on whether the parties to an individual’s engagement can be capable of falling within the definitions of ‘worker’ and/or ‘employer’
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15 September, 2016

Should the role of HR be limited to questions of law and procedure in disciplinary proceedings?

Should the role of HR be limited to questions of law and procedure in disciplinary proceedings?
Posted in : September/October 2016 on by : gap personnel
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Helen Watson, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Aaron and Partners LLP, takes a look at the role of HR in disciplinary hearings. In July 2016 in the case of Dronsfield v University of Reading the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) issued a clear warning to HR professionals and in-house legal teams about the extent
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1 March, 2016

Meaning of disability: lifting up to 25kg is ‘normal day-to-day activity’

Meaning of disability: lifting up to 25kg is ‘normal day-to-day activity’
Posted in : March/April 2016 on by : gap personnel
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Lifting up to 25kg is a “normal day-to-day activity” when deciding whether or not someone is disabled under the Equality Act 2010. Imogen Noons explains a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision on the definition of disability. Banaszczyk v Booker Ltd Background In a disability discrimination claim, the claimant must have a disability as defined
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