If the beast from the east struck again
A year ago this month ‘The Beast from the East’ cold wave hit the UK, causing chaos up and down the country.
Morrisons loses at High Court
The supermarket Morrisons has failed in its challenge to the High Court that it be held liable for a security breach that saw the personal information of thousands of its staff posted online. The case, the first data-leak class action in the UK, follows the events of 2014 when Andrew Skelton, then a senior internal auditor, sent the personal details – including names, addresses, salary and bank details – of almost 100,000 Morrisons employees to newspapers.
Case law update – confusion over shared parental leave
In our last monthly update we commented on the case of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd. This case concluded that it was not discriminatory to pay a woman on maternity leave an enhanced rate of pay, compared to a man taking shared parental leave.
Dress codes and sex discrimination- what’s new?
The Government Equalities Offices has recently published new guidance on Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination. In summary:
Right to itemised pay statements to be extended to all workers
With effect from 6 April 2019, every worker will have the right to an itemised pay statement. This must be at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made.
What is working time for on-call workers?
In the case of Villes de Nivelles v Matze, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that â€˜stand-by’ time (which a worker spends at home while being duty bound to respond to calls from his employer within eight minutes) must be regarded as â€˜working time’.
The abolition of Employment Tribunal Fees has opened the floodgates
It’s less than 12 months since the Employment Tribunal fees were scrapped and already claims are up by 90%.
£47,000 for transgender Primark employee following “shocking” discrimination
Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Yet a case recently emerged in which a female Primark employee received Â£47,000 in compensation after suffering gender reassignment discrimination.
Peckish Brits go chicken crazy
KFC’s raison d’etre is chicken. So, one would assume, they would ensure at all costs that it has chicken in stock.