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Boxer v Excel Group Services (In Liquidation)

An Employment Tribunal has decided that an individual was a “worker”, despite being labelled in the contract as self-employed.

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What’s Next For Employment Law Following The Election?

Whilst the political landscape is still not clear following last week’s election result, we look at the employment-related pledges put forward by the Conservative party in its manifesto.

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The Government Legal Service v Brookes

In the case of The Government Legal Service v Brookes, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that a claimant, who had Asperger’s syndrome, had suffered disability discrimination when she was required to take a multiple-choice test as part of the prospective employer’s recruitment process.

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Barclays CEO under investigation for trying to identify whistle blower – what protections do ‘whistle blowers’ get?

Barclays CEO, Jes Staley, is currently being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for trying to identify a whistle blower. Whistle blowing is the collective term given to reporting wrongdoing at work and this raises a number of financial, practical, legal and moral considerations for both employers and employees.

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British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock

The Court of Appeal in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock held that results-based commission should be taken into account when working out statutory holiday pay. The Supreme Court has now rejected British Gas’ application to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment and this issue of principle is therefore finalised.

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