Hotel workers only employed for six weeks The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that three hotel workers who were dismissed shortly after they began work should have received “section one” statement of terms, or contracts of employment, setting out their…

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Disability benefits clauses require skillful drafting The recent case of Awan v ICTS UK Limited carries a warning to employers who offer generous employee benefits such as long-term sick pay and disability benefits because they could be a doubled edged…

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The Law Commission has confirmed that electronic signatures can be used to sign formal legal contracts such as contracts of employment. This clarification follows recent judgments of the Court of Appeal and the High Court which have decided that electronic…

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee’s belief in the right to own the copyright and moral rights of her own creative works and output was not a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. The employee, in…

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An employment tribunal has held that drivers described as being “self employed” were in fact workers and that the periods for which they should have been paid were the periods when they were logged into the company’s internal driver portal…

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The High Court has granted an injunction to enforce an employee restrictive covenant which, prevents her from working for a competitor of the company for a period of six months from the termination of her employment.

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Airline cabin crew habitually carried out their work in Belgium despite the fact that a jurisdiction clause in their contracts stated that their place of work was in Ireland, is the opinion of an Advocate General.

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The Court of Appeal has held that an individual was a worker rather than “self employed” as his contract suggested.

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