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30 November 2016

Misconduct dismissals: manifestly inappropriate disciplinary warnings should not be relied on as part of a fair dismissal process

In Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation the EAT held that a Tribunal had erred in finding it was reasonable to summarily dismiss an employee in circumstances where a "manifestly inappropriate" final written warning had been taken into account.

29 November 2016

Equal pay: female retail workers entitled to compare themselves to male depot workers

In Brierley and others v Asda Stores Ltd the Employment Tribunal held that a group of female retail store employees were entitled to compare themselves to a group of male distribution depot employees for the purposes of their equal pay claims.

29 November 2016

Flexible working practices: refusal to adjust staff roster system for breastfeeding employees was indirectly discriminatory

The Employment Tribunal has held that a requirement for staff to work unrestricted hours, and more than 8 continuous hours each day, indirectly discriminated against two female employees who had returned from maternity leave but were still breastf...

29 November 2016

Chancellor's Autumn Statement: the impact for employment law

On 14 November 2016, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, delivered the Autumn Statement. Here we outline the key changes of interest to employment lawyers and HR professionals.

29 November 2016

Retail & Consumer Newsletter - November 2016

With Christmas now firmly in our sights, and of course Black Friday, we are entering the busiest time of the year for the majority of the sector. Find out more...