Entries by Neill Thomas

Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd

One of the essential elements of a claim for discrimination arising from disability is knowledge. For liability to attach, the employer must have known, or be reasonably expected to have known, about the individual’s disability before subjecting them to the unfavourable treatment. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reached an important decision about the timing […]

When Tweets Backfire

Danny Baker described posting that tweet about new royal baby Archie as a ‘stupid unthinking gag’. The post featured a picture of couple, holding a clothed chimpanzee, and the words ‘Royal Baby leaves hospital’. Baker was very swiftly sacked by the BBC in response. This is social media; a friend, yet in many ways a […]

Holiday Pay

Employment law cases have recently been heard on the calculation of average holiday pay. These cases have changed the way employers calculate holiday pay because whereas previously, holiday pay was simply a matter of paying basic pay, the courts have now ruled that in addition to basic pay, certain overtime payments, commission, allowances and bonuses […]

Chelsea Doctor Unfairly Demoted

If Mourinho carries out his threat to ban Eva Carneiro from the bench for the forthcoming match against Manchester City on Sunday, the Club could find itself on the end of a claim for constructive unfair dismissal. On the face of it, it appears that Mourinhopublically castigated Eva Carneiro for doing nothing more than carrying […]

Hidden Disabilities – a Practical Seminar on 21 September 2017

As awareness of ‘hidden disabilities’ – dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD – grows within society as a whole, it’s becoming clear that there is still a great deal of ignorance about these conditions – also known as ‘neurodifferences’ and how they affect people. In the workplace, the fact that someone might not ‘appear’ to be disabled […]

Employment Tribunal Reform – Considering the Government Response

In February, the Government delivered its response to the consultation on Employment Tribunal Reform that was published in December 2016 looking at 4 areas – Modernising the handling of employment tribunal claims Delegation of judicial functions to caseworkers Tailoring the panel to the needs of the case Proposed approach to implementing reform in the Employment […]

Employment law cases to look out for in 2017

Just as there is legislative and regulatory change on the horizon for Employment Law, the courts are going to be busy hearing a number of cases that may prove to have a significant impact in a number of areas – from workers rights, discrimination and whistleblowing, all these areas of law are due to be […]