2016

Expecting Employees to Work Long Hours Results in Potential Disability Discrimination Claims

In the case of Carreras v United First Partners Research (United), an employer’s expectation that an employee work longer hours was found to be a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) for the purposes of a disability discrimination/reasonable adjustments claim.

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The Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants

The case of Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd (Bartholomews) v Thornton concerned an application by Bartholomews in which it sought to enforce the terms of a restrictive covenant contained in Mr Thornton’s contract of employment.

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Brexit and UK Employment Law

The EU referendum on 23 June 2016 could potentially have a great impact on UK employment law. Many aspects of UK employment law have derived from the EU and this has affected workers’ rights across the economy.

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Employment Claims in Sport

The former Newcastle United midfielder, Jonas Gutierrez, has won a disability discrimination claim after the club informed him he would no longer take part in the club’s future following his battle with testicular cancer.

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Easdown Promoted at Turner Parkinson

Turner Parkinson, the Manchester-based independent business law firm, has confirmed the promotion of Corporate Director David Easdown to Partner.

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