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Suspension: When does suspension of an employee amount to a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence?

In the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth the High Court found that the suspension of a teacher amounted to a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence. 

“Whistle while we work…” When is a protected disclosure in the public interest?

To bring a successful whistleblowing claim the claimant must have made a “protected disclosure” in the reasonable belief that the disclosure was in the “public interest”. The public interest requirement was added to whistleblowing legislation in 2013 to reverse the decision in Parkins v Sodexho and ensure that whistleblower protection does not extend to disclosures of a personal nature tending …

Holiday Pay: Should voluntary overtime be included in the calculation?

One of the unresolved issues from the Bear Scotland holiday pay case was whether voluntary overtime has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay for workers or employees with normal working hours. The question has now been considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willets and others.

Ground breaking decision of the Supreme Court: Employment Tribunal fees unlawful

The Supreme Court has today held that the Employment Tribunal fees regime is unlawful under both EU and UK law because it has the effect of preventing access to justice.

Gender Pay Gap…more like a chasm

The BBC has today reported how much its top stars are paid.  The move was forced by the government in a bid to achieve transparency over the use of public money which funds the BBC via the licence fee.  However, in a year when gender pay is already a primary focus for many companies, the results reveal a clear and …

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