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Employee Issues - Euro 2016

ACAS have publicly called for employers to consider allowing staff time off to watch the European Championships, which take place in France from 10th June 2016 to the 10th July 2016.

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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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