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STOP PRESS - TRIBUNAL FEES RULED UNLAWFUL!

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It feels like it is time for some good news! In 2013, the Government introduced Tribunal fees for individuals bringing claims (but not for employers defending them). At over £1,000 for most claims, it was unaffordable for many individuals (also...

Protection for parents of children with disabilities - and adjustments for Aspergers

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Two recent cases made me reflect on how our work championing children with special educational needs (and supporting their parents) intertwines with our employment practice - challenging discrimination at work. In Northern Ireland, the mother of a...

Plumbers and politics: still searching for the Philosopher's stone on employment status

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Since the decision in Uber, the Court of Appeal has dismissed an argument by Pimlico Plumbers that the relationship between them and their plumbers was a “business model” and found the plumber in question (Mr Smith) to be a “worker” and thus entitled to paid holiday, sick pay and the National Minimum Wage

8 March - International Women's Day

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Today is International Women’s Day: an annual celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The theme for 2017 is ‘Be Bold for Change’ . Some of the predictions and statistics around the...

Is your Uber driver working for himself - or for Uber?

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You may well have heard news report over the weekend to the effect that the 40,000 or so UK Uber drivers are now, in fact, “employees”. Not quite – but nearly. My experience of listening to news reports on issues that I know about...