O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy - Employment tribunal (Disability and unfair dismissal)

Ms O’Brien was a Director of Learning ICT at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy (the Academy). In March 2011, she was assaulted by a pupil at the Academy. Ms O’Brien shortly returned to work however; she felt unsafe and was unhappy with the Academy’s response to the assault. In December 2011, Ms O’Brien went off sick suffering from stress at work and was subsequently diagnosed with anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) - What You Need to Know

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) come into force on 6 April 2017. The Regulations require large private and voluntary sector employers (those with 250 employees or more) in England, Scotland and Wales to take a ‘snapshot’ of data on 5 April 2017 and use this data to calculate their mean and median gender pay and bonus gaps.

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Deliveroo Riders Plan Legal Action Over Employment Rights

Deliveroo riders say that they are employees rather than self-employed contractors and are therefore entitled to employment rights. The riders are seeking compensation for not receiving holiday pay and for being paid wages below the legal minimum for employees. Deliveroo riders are recruited by the company, following an interview, a trial shift and online tests. They are required to wear…

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Marathon Asset Management LLP Receives £2 Compensation Against Former Employees

The recent case of Marathon Asset Management LLP and another v Seddon and another, involved a claim brought by Marathon Asset Management LLP (Marathon) against two former employees who breached their duties of confidence by unlawfully removing approximately 40,000 documents when they resigned in order to set up a competing business.

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Bentley Motors Loses Trade Mark Battle

David has triumphed over Goliath once more in the battle of the brands as Bentley Motors, the luxury carmaker, loses a trade mark invalidity action against Manchester clothing company Bentley.

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