Last month the High Court dismissed a case which claimed outsourced workers should be able to negotiate pay and conditions for the organisations they work for. Tom Long, legal director and employment law specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau, looks at what impact the case could have had, had it been successful.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Morrisons permission to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants.
Updated to include official statistics from the ONS for February 2019 on days lost to labour disputes and the number of stoppages. The next ONS release date is 14 May 2019.
Updated to reflect an increase in the limits applying to employment tribunal awards, with effect from 6 April 2019.
Updated to reflect the increase in the fixed award for unlawful inducement, effective from 6 April 2019.
Updated to take into account the increase to the limit on the compensatory award, in force from 6 April 2019.
The High Court has dismissed a case brought by the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which claimed that outsourced employees should be able to negotiate pay and conditions with the employers they work for.
A pharmacists' union has invited Boots to "start a new positive chapter of employee relations" after winning an eight year battle for recognition at the company.
Updated to include a reference to a guide for employers on implementing mental health first aiders, by MHFA England.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to collective employee relations.