In this week's podcast, we predict the key cases for 2017. We explain why employment status in the gig economy will be a big talking point, and flag up a major equal pay case against a private-sector employer.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
Updated to include information on a provision in the Children and Social Work Bill concerning protection for whistleblowers who apply for a children’s social care position.
In Morgan v Royal Mencap Society, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employment tribunal was wrong to strike out a whistleblowing claim on the basis that an employee's complaint about cramped working conditions was not "in the public interest". Naomi Clarkson explains this recent employment case.
Updated to include information on Morgan v Royal Mencap Society, an EAT decision on the definition of a protected disclosure.
Updated to include information on the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why the changes introduced in 2013 to the definition of a "protected disclosure" for whistleblowing purposes, meaning that the whistleblower must now have a reasonable belief that the disclosure is in the public interest, may turn out to be cosmetic only.
In Underwood v Wincanton plc EAT/0163/15, the EAT held that an employment tribunal had erred in striking out a whistleblowing claim on the basis that the alleged disclosure could not in law satisfy the requirement of being in the "public interest".
HR and legal information and guidance relating to automatically unfair dismissals for making protected disclosures.