Stuart Delivery Limited -v- Augustine (2021) EWCA Civ 1514
202110.22
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Stuart Delivery Limited -v- Augustine (2021) EWCA Civ 1514

Employment Status Right of Substitution Who is a worker? The Court of Appeal in Stuart Delivery Limited -v- Augustine (2021) EWCA Civ 1514 reaffirms its position in earlier cases that a limited right of substitution is not inconsistent with the duty to personal services personally, in upholding an employment tribunal’s decision that a courier driver…

Royal Mail Group Limited -v- Efobi (2021)UKSC 33
202110.20
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Royal Mail Group Limited -v- Efobi (2021)UKSC 33

Race Discrimination  Burden of proof.  Justices Lord Hodge (Deputy President), Lord Briggs, Lady Arden, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt Background to the Appeal This appeal raises two questions of law: (i) whether a change in the wording of equality legislation has altered the burden of proof in employment discrimination cases and (ii) when a tribunal may…

P2CG Ltd v Davis: EA-2019-000762-AT
202109.28
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P2CG Ltd v Davis: EA-2019-000762-AT

Appeal concerning a Claimant’s complaints that they had been subject to direct discrimination on grounds of disability via their dismissal, amongst other issues including a failure to make reasonable adjustments and harassment relating to disability. The Claimant had been dismissed by the Respondent and brought several claims under the Equality Act 2010. These claims were…

L Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd EA-2020-000357-JOJ
202109.15
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L Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd EA-2020-000357-JOJ

Protected Disclosure Automatic Unfair Dismissal An employee claiming automatic dismissal on the grounds of making a protected disclosure under section 103A of the Employment Rights Act must show that the dismissal was caused by the protected disclosure. There must be a causal link between the detriment and the protected disclosure. This was the issue before…

COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax
202107.07
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COVID – Self-Isolation Rules Relax

The UK government today confirmed that from August 18 onwards, people who are fully vaccinated and under those 18s will not have to self-isolate for ten days if they have had close contact of a coronavirus. The second vaccination must have been taken 6 weeks before August 16. Note of caution, this relaxation only applies to…