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Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2022]

Case reference: EWCA.Civ.70   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant worked for the respondent as a plumbing and heating engineer from 2005 until 2011. The respondent maintained that the claimant was self-employed and had no rights as a ‘worker’ under the Working Time Regulations 1998. The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the claimant was a worker....
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Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working Pay Leave
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Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd [2022]

Decision number:EAT.6   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant is a black cab taxi driver in London. He has been in this position since 2014. In 2017 the claimant registered on the respondent’s ‘Mytaxi’ app. Between April 2017 and April 2018 he completed 282 trips through the app and earned £4,560.48. Aside from that he continued to work a...
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Contracts of Employment A-Typical Working
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Allette v Scarsdale Grant Nursing Home Ltd [2021]

Decision number:1803699/2021   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) he claimant worked as a care assistant in the respondent nursing home. The issue arising relates to the roll-out of the vaccination programme in December 2020 to combat coronavirus. The nursing home itself had been hit with an outbreak in which 33 staff, including the claimant, were infected. ...
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Dismissal Discrimination and Equality Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2022]

Case reference: EWCA.Civ.7.   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant was a site fitter employed by Roltech Engineering Ltd and he was contracted out to the defendant. The issue arose in September 2014 when the claimant was injured as a result of a practical joke on site. This involved the use of a pellet target which caused an explosion and led to the c...
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Health and Safety Contracts of Employment
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Eckland v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset [2021]

Case reference: EWCA.Civ.1961   Legal body: England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA) The claimant was alleged to have lied to a Crown Court in their evidence and this led to an investigation. The investigation was carried out by the Independent Office for Police Conduct subsequently leading to misconduct proceedings. Misconduct proceedings for Police officers are regulated by th...
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Stojsavljevic & Turner v DPD Group UK Ltd [2021]

Decision number:UKEAT/0118/20/JOJ   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimants entered into franchise agreements with the respondent, which focused on parcel delivery and collection services. The claimants largely undertook work in relation to deliveries. The issue arising before the Tribunal and the EAT here was the status of the claimants. The responden...
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Hope v British Medical Association [2021]

Decision number:UKEATPA/0003/21/JOJ   Legal body: Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) The claimant was employed as a Senior Policy Adviser for the respondent association. He began his employment in June 2014 and he was dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct in May 2019. His role included issues involving professional regulation and whistleblowing. The issue arising was...
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Dismissal Discipline and Grievance
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McGregor v Wood Green Management Ltd [2021]

Decision number:NIIT.18386/21   Legal body: Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT) The claimant commenced employment with the respondent, a care home, in May 2019 as an activities assistant. In November 2020, the claimant’s son had his employment terminated with the respondent. Following this, there were several reports relating to the claimant’s conduct such as telling staff...
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Dismissal
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X v Y [2021]

Decision number:2413947/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant brought a claim relating to unlawful discrimination on the basis of the protected characteristic relating to religion or belief under Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010. The claimant provided a statement stating that she had taken the decision not to return to work on 31st July 202...
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Avidor v Cambridge Steiner School [2021]

Decision number:3302379/2020   Legal body: Employment Tribunal (ET) The claimant started working for the respondent originally as a Kitchen Supervisor in September 2017. She resigned on 13th September 2019. The claimant went on a period of maternity leave returning in May 2019. On her return, there was a requirement for a finance role to be covered so she was ...
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Dismissal