Employment status is in the news – but there is nothing new about the issue. Carmichael & anor v National Power is about whether power station tour guides were employees. What does the case tell us about ‘looking at the reality of the situation’ and how relevant are the traditional tests for employment in the modern workplace?
It’s time we talked about TUPE – No really, its fine. Delabole Slate Ltd v Berriman is a nice and neat Court of Appeal case about just what is meant by an ETO reason. That’s the reason you have to establish to avoid a finding of unfair dismissal when someone is dismissed in connection with a transfer. As a bonus it also shows how a constructive dismissal can sometimes be fair.
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The chilling tale of a man forced to pay 75p to go swimming. James v Eastleigh Borough Council actually says important things about how direct discrimination law works. But what impact does it have on recent cases such as Taiwo v Olaigbe on the treatment of migrant workers?
If you ever struggle with the ‘reverse burden of proof’ in discrimination claims then this case will take you back to a simpler time where common sense ruled the day. Perhaps we would all be better off if we went back to the principles that King v The Great Britain China Centre sets out.
In this episode we look at Polkey v AE Dayton Services Ltd – the case that defines what unfair dismissal law is really all about. Do you know what the Polkey exception is? Just what is a Polkey deduction? The answers are all here.