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  • Coronavirus: Dismissal for refusing to wear face mask was fair

    Date:
    25 February 2021

    In Kubilius v Kent Foods Ltd, an employment tribunal held that the delivery driver was fairly dismissed when he refused to wear a face mask at a client site.

  • Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers are workers

    Date:
    19 February 2021

    In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, the Supreme Court, agreeing with the employment tribunal and lower appeal courts, ruled that Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.

  • Coronavirus: Constructive dismissal after remote working request denied

    Date:
    19 February 2021

    In An Operations Coordinator v A Facilities Management Service Provider, the Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland found that a worker was constructively dismissed when she resigned after she raised concerns about safe working and her employer rejected her request to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Constructive dismissal: Manager's practical joke breached contract

    Date:
    18 February 2021

    In Hurley v East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, an employment tribunal held that the employee had been unfairly constructively dismissed and that the line manager's practical joke was, of itself, sufficient to amount to a fundamental breach of contract.

  • Harassment: "Stale" training no defence for racist jibes

    Date:
    16 February 2021

    In Allay (UK) Ltd v Gehlen, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer's diversity training was not sufficient to amount to a "reasonable steps" defence in a claim of racial harassment committed by one of its employees.