The latest employment law news for HR professionals and in-house lawyers
- Court of Appeal: Agency workers' right to be informed of relevant vacant posts is limited to notification
In the case of Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited and others the Court of Appeal has held that regulation 13(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 goes no further than conferring on an agency worker a right to be notified of relevant vacant posts.
- Dismissal and re-engagement: High Court restrains employers right to "fire and re-hire"
In the recent case of USDAW and ors v Tesco Stores Ltd, the High Court has held that a term constraining the right to terminate was implied into the employment contract on the basis of business efficacy and/or obviousness.
- Pimlico Plumbers: Significant Court of Appeal decision on historic holiday pay claims
Our UK employment law experts summarise the decision in the long-running case of Gary Smith v Pimlico Plumbers and the implications for employers.
- Covid-19 vaccination: Tribunal finds that a care home employee who refused to be vaccinated was fairly dismissed
An Employment Tribunal has found that the refusal by an employee to be vaccinated constituted a failure to comply with a reasonable management instruction, justifying a dismissal on the grounds of conduct.
- Supreme Court: When does a direct pay offer bypassing collective bargaining constitute an unlawful inducement?
In the case of Kostal UK ("Kostal") v Dunkley the Supreme Court found that a direct pay offer to workers did constitute an unlawful inducement, bypassing a challenging collective bargaining process.
- When is it fair to dismiss an employee for bringing "frivolous and vexatious" grievances?
Employers often have to manage employees who raise multiple complaints, sometimes in an attempt to slow down or disrupt disciplinary procedures. The EAT case of Hope v British Medical Association considers when dismissal for such conduct might be fair.
- The future of whistleblowing webinar - Tuesday 1 March | 12:00 - 13:00 GMT / 13:00 - 14:00 CET
With an increased focus on the ethical and responsible behaviour of organisations, DWF experts will discuss in this webinar the potential impact and implications that whistleblowing can have across multiple business channels.
- UK Employment Law Update webinar - Tuesday 22 March 2022 | 13:00 - 14:15 GMT
We would be delighted if you could join us at our webinar where we will update you on the latest employment law developments and provide you with a snapshot of some key data protection considerations for employers.