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  • Equal pay: Asda shop workers can compare themselves with warehouse staff

    7 February 2019

    In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, the Court of Appeal held that workers in Asda supermarkets are entitled to compare their pay with the pay of depot workers because common terms of employment apply.

  • Criminal record checks: "Multiple convictions rule" breaches human rights

    31 January 2019

    In R (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other appeals, the Supreme Court held that the criminal record checks rule requiring disclosure where a person has more than one conviction, regardless of the circumstances of the offences, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • EAT rules that defamation complaint can form basis of whistleblowing claim

    30 January 2019

    In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the worker's complaint that false rumours had been spread about him is an allegation of defamation and a disclosure of information that tends to show a breach of a legal obligation under the whistleblowing provisions.

  • Age discrimination: Public-sector pension changes discriminated against younger judges and firefighters

    15 January 2019

    In Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and another v McCloud and others; Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Welsh Ministers and others v Sargeant and others, the Court of Appeal held that the Government's view that "it felt right" to protect older workers with transitional provisions when making changes to pensions for judges and firefighters was insufficient to defend direct age discrimination claims.

  • Court of Appeal confirms that expatriate employee is protected by British employment law

    10 January 2019

    In The British Council v Jeffery; Green v SIG Trading Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that whether or not an expatriate employee has sufficiently strong connections with Great Britain to come within the scope of British employment law is a question of fact, but that such an evaluation is a question of law.