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Working "from" home or working "at" home: What is your team doing?

Working "from" home or working "at" home: What is your team doing?

“At” and “From” – the Preposition Proposition. Here is a look at the traps that can lurk in a simple word. The pandemic brought home and remote work on to the center stage, primarily as an ...

Article by Bhagyashree Pancholy and Denis Barnard - All Remotely April 13, 2021

Asda equal pay case: Court of Appeal decision

Asda equal pay case: Court of Appeal decision

Nicola Ihnatowicz, Employment partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP commented: "This is the largest ever equal pay claim against a private employer, and confirms that the fact that retail and distribution staff work exclusively at different ...

Article by Nicola Ihnatowicz, Employment partner -Trowers & Hamlins LLP April 12, 2021

What employment law changes will come into effect in April?

What employment law changes will come into effect in April?

Statutory family-related pay and statutory sick pay will increase - the weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay increases to £151.97. The weekly rate of statutory sick pay increases ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton April 14, 2021

Muslim nuclear engineer wins discrimination claim

Muslim nuclear engineer wins discrimination claim

In the case of Master v Springfields Fuels Mo Master was falsely accused by his colleagues of having extremist Islamic views. Mr Master had been employed in the workshop of Springfield Fuels in Preston, Lancashire, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton April 12, 2021

Supreme court rules against Asda in workers' equal pay case

Supreme court rules against Asda in workers' equal pay case

The Guardian reports that Asda shop workers have won the latest stage in their fight for equal pay in a ruling that could lead to a £500m compensation claim. More than 44,000 shop workers say they should ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton April 1, 2021

£174,000 compensation for sexual orientation harassment and discrimination

£174,000 compensation for sexual orientation harassment and discrimination

In Allen v Paradigm Precision Burnley Limited an ET upheld ‘A’’s claim of sexual orientation harassment and direct discrimination (and claims victimisation and constructive unfair dismissal) which occurred after ‘A’ started to come out as ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton May 12, 2020

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas have published new guidance on suspending an employee from work

Acas has published new guidance on suspension, where an employee continues to be employed but does not have to attend work or do any work. The guidance covers suspension as part of a disciplinary procedure, ...

Article by Makbool Javaid June 26, 2018

Loughborough University warden dismissed for ‘aggressive’ texts wins award

Loughborough University warden dismissed for ‘aggressive’ texts wins award

In the case of Mr B Sobnack v Loughborough University a Physics lecturer has been awarded £15,000 for unfair dismissal. Dr Binoy Sobnack started work at Loughborough University as a physics lecturer in 1999, and ...

Article by Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton March 29, 2021

Legal Updates

Recovering an overpayment from wages is a deduction and must be itemised on payslip

The EAT’s decision in Ridge v Her Majesty's Land Registry provides a practical lesson for employers about the correct method which must be adopted when recovering a previous overpayment of wages, so as not to ...

Article by Viola Lloyd September 26, 2014

COVID Long Haulers: Are Long-Term Symptoms Covered Under ADA?

COVID Long Haulers: Are Long-Term Symptoms Covered Under ADA?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not address whether long-term symptoms that individuals experience as a result of contracting COVID-19 are a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Further, while the Centers for ...

Article by Melissa Silver, JD, Legal Editor - XpertHR March 10, 2021