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Precedent-setting cases from the EAT and appellate courts, along with reports of selected tribunal cases.

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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    10 January 2019

    In The British Council v Jeffery; Green v SIG Trading Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2253 CA, 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.

  • Dismissal for urinating in loading yard was unfair and something arising from disability

    Date:
    10 January 2019

    In Asda Stores Ltd v Raymond, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the tribunal decision that the employer's failure to conduct a reasonable investigation and to take reasonable care during the disciplinary process made the employee's dismissal unfair. The EAT also upheld the tribunal's ruling that his dismissal arose from his disability.

  • Court of Appeal confirms that Uber drivers are "workers"

    Date:
    20 December 2018

    In Uber BV and others v Aslam and others, the Court of Appeal held that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed and are entitled to progress their claims for the national minimum wage and paid annual leave.

  • No collective bargaining rights for self-employed Deliveroo riders, rules High Court

    Date:
    18 December 2018

    In R (on the application of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) v the Central Arbitration Committee and another, the High Court held that Deliveroo riders are not workers and therefore are not automatically entitled to a collective bargaining arrangement.