Can you be employed without a contract? It is not unusual to come across individuals who have been employed for many years and who say that they have no written contract of employment. Those individuals may not be aware of, is that it is a legal requirement for an employer who has employed someone for […]
There have been more and more cases coming before the tribunals regarding whether an individual is self-employed, a worker or an employee. Here are the headlines: Can an individual who is paid a quarterly exclusivity payment be an employee? Yes, as held by the EAT in Exmoor Ales v Herriot. The claimant, in this case, worked for the brewery for 27 years providing accountancy services in partnership with her husband. From 2011 onwards, she received quarterly payments from the brewery. She later brought claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination. The brewery argued she was self-employed, paid tax as if self-employed, did employment contracts for other employees but not herself and did not take part in the employee share scheme. Unfortunately, the quarterly payment was held to be an exclusivity payment, she had no right to appoint a substitute and the brewery controlled her work.
Do you work for any of the chain supermarkets and are not sure if you are being paid the same as your male counterparts doing the same work but in other areas of the supermarket i.e. warehouse and distribution? The Court Appeal (CoA) has upheld the decisions of the Employment Tribunal (ET) in Asda V Brierly and others, where Asda supermarket staff...
#MeToo Last year has seen the impressive march of the #MeToo campaign which has encouraged people to talk about sexual harassment. The extraordinary response to the #MeToo movement includes a fund set by British celebrities that have given more than £2m to women groups across the UK. Harry Potter star, Emma Watson who has donated […]
Under the Working Time Regulations, all employees are entitled to annual leave. Full-time workers have a statutory entitlement of at least 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (which equates to 28 days for someone working five days a week). An employer can specify when holiday should be taken and whether Bank Holidays are included in the entitlement. There […]
Gender pay gap reporting and claims of sexual harassment in the workplace made 2018 a very busy year for employment law, and 2019 promises very much the same, as on the 1st day of January brought in new regulations on executive pay reporting. Here is what to look for over the next 12 months. 1st […]
Your rights to take a paid day or two off work when snow stops you from getting to work Snow usually disrupts a regular commute to work. The question is, “what rights do you have when you are snowed in?” The first snow of this year has fallen in the North East of England, predicted […]
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Changes to employment law in 2019 There are some big changes to employment law next year and they could have a considerable impact on how much you will be paid. The new year is a busy month for lots of businesses, and 2019 will be no different, with some big developments in employment law. From […]
A recent survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals that almost two-thirds of women (61%) when applying for a job, take an employer’s gender pay gap into account. Over half of those women express that a gender pay gap would lower their motivation and commitment to the employer and that they would also be less likely to recommend the employer.