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Landmark Decision for Asda Workers

Landmark Decision for Asda Workers

Landmark Decision for Asda Workers In a landmark Supreme Court decision, retail employees of Asda which include shop floor workers and other front of house staff are now one step closer to succeeding in their claim for equal pay. In this ongoing lengthy dispute...
National Minimum Wage and ‘Sleep-in’ Shifts

National Minimum Wage and ‘Sleep-in’ Shifts

National Minimum Wage and ‘Sleep-in’ Shifts The Supreme Court has ruled that ‘sleep-in shift time’ is not considered ‘work’ for the purposes of the national minimum wage. As a result, care workers who sleep at or near their workplace as part of their job while on...
Balancing conflicting views in the workplace

Balancing conflicting views in the workplace

Balancing conflicting views in the workplace Can you dismiss an employee for voicing religious views at work? The case of Page v Lord Chancellor decided that a magistrate had not been discriminated against after he was dismissed for declining to order a same-sex...
Fair dismissal after refusal to wear a face mask

Fair dismissal after refusal to wear a face mask

Fair dismissal after refusal to wear a face mask In the first case of its kind, an Employment Tribunal has ruled that it was fair to dismiss an employee for refusing to wear a face mask at work. This is an issue that has been long debated and we now have the first...
How will the 2021 Budget affect Employment?

How will the 2021 Budget affect Employment?

How will the 2021 Budget affect Employment? After what seemed like a long build up, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now set out his plans to help the economy bounce back from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. With more than 700,000 people losing their jobs, the...
Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide

Changing Terms and Conditions of Employment: An Employer’s Guide As a result of COVID-19, many employers are considering making changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment. To assist, we have put together this guide to explain the legal issues and how to...