Employment tribunal win for woman denied flexible part-time hours

- 16 September 2021

First time mum Alice Thompson has been awarded almost £185,000 by an employment tribunal. The tribunal found that Thompson’s ex-employer, Manors Estate , had subjected her to indirect sex discrimination. Background When Thompson returned to work after maternity leave, she made a flexible working request to her employer for shorter working hours so she could…
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Breach of Contract is no Mickey Mouse matter

- 2 September 2021

Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for breach of contract concerning their new film ‘Black Widow’, which features Ms Johansson in its starring role. Ms Johansson has brought the claim to the Los Angeles Superior Court. She claims that Disney deliberately breached a contract term stating that the film would have an exclusive theatrical release…
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Fired for refusing to work weekends – NHS nurse wins appeal

- 9 August 2021

An NHS nurse, Gemma Dobson, has succeeded in her appeal against an employment tribunal, which originally had decided that she was not unfairly dismissed for refusing to work weekends due to childcare commitments. The impact of this ruling means that employment tribunals will need to consider the fact that women are less likely than men…
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‘Freedom day’……..what employers must consider on return to the workplace.

- 22 July 2021

Disclaimer: This article makes reference to the 12 July 2021 announcement made by the Prime Minister that applies to England only (the devolved administrations has communicated separate plans for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) The British Prime Minister announced that ‘Freedom Day’ in England would take effect from 19 July 2021. Unsurprisingly, this decision has…
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Business Interruption Insurance – Pandemic Article

- 15 September 2020

BREAKING NEWS IMPORTANT DECISION FOR ALL BUSINESSES THAT MAY BE COVERED BY BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE Business Interruption Insurance – The Pandemic Test Case Decision GOOD NEWS FOR POLICY HOLDERS Intro Covid-19 has not only disrupted the personal lives of many, it has also had an unprecedented and disastrous financial impact on many businesses. This in…
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