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Worker Status Update | Aeris Employment Law

Worker Status – The Onslaught Continues

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.
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Supermarkets equal pay saga!

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...
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#MeToo and Employment Law

#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 […]
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Statutory annual leave for your employees

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 […]
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How we can help! Aeris Employment Law Services

How we can help!

We are a proactive and hands-on, national law firm, we take a national approach and our customer base comes from all over England and Wales. With great technical experience and an established track record of getting positive results for our customers. Aeris Employment Law solicitors offer pragmatic, strategic legal advice on all areas of employment […]
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gender pay gap | Aeris Employment Law services

Gender Pay Gap

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.
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