In the case of Mr G Roberts v Penrhyndeudraeth Town Council Mr Roberts, who has been on sick leave since June 2022, was said to suffer from anxiety and depression, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and “phobic states with intrusive thoughts”, and the council acknowledged his disability.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 16 May 2023
In Mrs R Khamar v PIE Pharma Limited the respondent is a small family run business that engages in the parallel importation of medicines from Europe. This includes repackaging of medicines. The claimant started working for the respondent on 5 June 2000.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 15 May 2023
In the case of Mr N Chowdhury v Barts Health NHS Trust Mr Chowdhury is a Senior Critical Care Technologist. His line manager is Mr Aldridge and also reporting into Mr Aldridge are two other Senior Care Critical Technologists, Mr Patelca and Mohammed Ali. They form the leadership of the “tech team” of the Royal London Hospital’s Adult Critical Care Unit (“ACCU”). Their responsibilities involve supplying and maintaining medical devices used on the unit.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 12 May 2023
Withholding tips from staff becomes unlawful as the Tipping Bill achieves Royal Assent, with more than 2 million workers to have their tips protected.
Millions of UK workers will take home an estimated £200 million more of their hard-earned cash, as employers are banned from withholding tips under the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023, which received Royal Assent on Tuesday 2 May.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 11 May 2023
Acas has launched new guidance on reasonable adjustments for mental health at work for both employers and workers.
It is important for employers to take an employee's mental health problem seriously and with the same care as a physical illness. Acas has new guidance and resources to help support employers and employees when handling reasonable adjustments for mental health at work, including practical steps and what considerations they should be aware of.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 10 May 2023
In recent years, the drafting of TUPE clauses in outsourcing agreements seemed to have settled down. Lawyers acting for customers and suppliers have come to know what to expect and whilst the odd quirky situation still arises requiring some bespoke drafting, in general terms, lawyers have been able to issue standard terms that have evolved to a settled state over the years.
Article by: Rena Magdani, Head of Employment Law, and Matt Mcbride, Employment Partner - Freeths 9 May 2023
In the case of Ms Morna Gunn v Auchingarrich Wildlife Park Morna Gunn was employed as an Animal Keeper at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre (The Centre), Perthshire. It has a variety of domestic and wild animals, including category one animals, being short claw otters and Scottish wildcats, who could pose a risk to visitors.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 8 May 2023
According to research carried out by international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson just over two fifths (42%) of employers are planning to make redundancies in a year that has already seen a string of high-profile companies announce job cuts.
Article by: Gearalt Fahy, UK employment Partner - Womble Bond Dickinson 8 May 2023
Acas has launched new advice for employers on managing stress after a third of British workers (33%) believe that their organisation is not effective at managing work-related stress.
Acas commissioned YouGov to ask employees in Britain about whether they feel that their organisation is effective at managing work-related stress.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 5 May 2023
An employment tribunal (ET) did not show bias in dismissing a claim brought by a black barrister against his chambers, an appeal tribunal has ruled.
Not only were the criticisms made by Daniel Matovu unfounded, said Mr Justice Linden in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), but also the ET could have “gone further” if it really had been biased against him.
Article by: Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead Burton 4 May 2023