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Dress Codes and Headscarves

Dress codes and religious clothing have been considered by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in two cases recently and unfortunately their guidance is not as clear as it could be. The French case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions …Read more…

 

Trade Union Act 2016 – how will the legislation impact on the healthcare sector?

The Trade Union Act 2016 (“the Act”) results in significant changes to the right to strike and the power of trade unions. The Act (and a number of Regulations supporting it) implements the 2015 Conservative Party manifesto commitment to protect …Read more…

 

Care Package Retenders: TUPE or not to TUPE?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal examined the transfer of care of an individual (CE) between two service providers to determine whether his carers TUPE transferred. They did not – they were found not to be part of a team whose “principal …Read more…

 

In-depth investigations are key to fair disciplinary processes

The recent case of Tykocki v Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust demonstrates the importance of a fair and thorough investigation process in disciplinary cases where the allegations are serious and could consequently have career limiting implications for …Read more…

 

Does the recent ET Uber decision necessitate a U-turn on staffing arrangements for gig economy businesses?

The recent Employment Tribunal case Aslam and others v Uber BV and others determined that Uber drivers were not self-employed contractors, as Uber claimed, but rather fell within the statutory definition of “worker” meaning that the drivers were entitled to:- …Read more…