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30 July 2018
You may have seen in the press recently the case in which the Supreme Court grappled with this question.
20 July 2018
Goodlife Foods Limited v Hall Fire Protection Limited
This decision has once again shown that the courts often place considerable importance on the availability of insurance in interpreting the validity (or not) of an exclusion of liability clause in a commercial contract. It also shows the courts being generally supportive of businesses limiting liability through contractual terms – limitation and exclusion clauses are important in all commercial contracts but particularly in the technology sector where potential losses can be far higher than the underlying contract value.
18 July 2018
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.
16 July 2018
The Government Equalities Offices has recently published new guidance on Dress Codes and Sex Discrimination.
12 July 2018
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.
10 July 2018
The pay gap for disabled workers is at its highest since 2013, and disabled workers now earn on average £1.50 less an hour than those without a disability. This is the highest pay gap since the government began publishing comparable data in 2013.
09 July 2018
Uber recently announced that it would be providing insurance cover at no extra cost to its drivers over Europe. It is also giving drivers insurance backed protection when not working (i.e. out of driving hours) such as for sickness, having a baby or jury duty.
05 July 2018
Self-employed plumber Gary Smith has won his case against his former employer, Pimlico Plumbers. The case concerned whether Gary was entitled to working rights.
03 July 2018
The case of Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood considered the matter of when the notice of termination takes effect if an employment contract is silent on when notice is deemed given.
02 July 2018
The case of Mbubaegbu v Homerton University Hospital considered when dismissal for misconduct without prior warning can be reasonable. It considered whether when multiple issues arise (even if individually they are not gross misconduct) they could collectively be deemed as misconduct.
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