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News & Events: Ezra MacDonald

Events
15th Oct 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Employment Law Seminar – Reading

Pump Court Chambers Employment team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. Venue Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8BD Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a look […]

Events
7th Nov 2019, 13:30 to 16:30

Employment Law Seminar – Poole

Pump Court Chambers Employment team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. Venue Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LW Topics Time limits – how to prepare cases whatever the situation Remedies in the ET a […]

Events
11th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 16:30

Property Seminar – Winchester

Venue The Hotel du Vin, Southgate Street, Winchester, SO23 9EF Schedule 13.00 – 13.30 – Registration 13.30 – 14.00 – Is Brexit a frustrating event? – A view from the Chancery Division 14.00 – 14.30 – Nuisance and infringement of privacy: A Tate Modern perspective 14.30 – 15.00 – The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) […]

Blog 15th August 2018

Can the Employment Tribunal limit the number of discrimination claims at one hearing

“Only with great caution”, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tarn v Hughes (& Ors) UKEAT/0064/18/DM – and the EAT then went on to give some helpful guidance on case management of discrimination claims. In Tarn , the claimant GP had brought a large number of complaints of discrimination against her (former) partner GPs. At […]

News 29th March 2018

New rules for termination payments made on, or after, 6 April 2018

HMRC is changing the way that termination payments are taxed. Previously (subject to some caveats) one would expect the first £30K to be tax-free, and pay-in-lieu-of-notice (“PILON”) payments to be subject to tax only where there is a contractual entitlement to them. From 6 April 2018, some termination payments – or at least, some parts […]

Blog 16th March 2018

Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16

The case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16 is – understandably – drawing a large amount of commentary, primarily because of the treatment of the familiar test in British Home Stores Ltd v Burchell [1980 ICR 303. This blogpost will focus on the Burchell issue. Reilly v Sandwell The Appellant, Ms […]

Blog 12th February 2018

Wilsons Solicitors LLP & Ors v Roberts [2018] EWCA Civ 52

Did the EAT err in law in finding that a member of an LLP who acts “reasonably” in withdrawing his labour will not, as a matter of law, act wrongfully or in repudiatory breach of the LLP members’ agreement, and accordingly may be awarded losses flowing from a subsequent expulsion pursuant to the terms of […]

Blog 29th January 2018

Illegality as a defence in the Employment Tribunals: The case of Okedina v Chikale

In the recent decision in Okedina v Chikale UKEAT/0152/17/RN the EAT (HHJ Eady QC) considered the question of when a Claimant’s contract of employment would be said to be illegal by virtue of the operation of immigration law. The case contains a useful rehearsal of the relevant legal principles (para 35 – 41 of the […]

Blog 3rd January 2018

TUPE Review 2017

Introduction This is a brief round-up of reported TUPE cases from 2017 – perhaps not the most exciting year for TUPE enthusiasts. From my point of view, the most interesting cases are Born London Ltd v Spire (from March, dealing with provision of information); Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (also March, dealing […]

Blog 12th December 2017

Whistleblowing and unfair dismissal – whose state of mind is relevant?

When considering whether a dismissal is an automatically unfair “whistleblowing” dismissal, is it permissible to consider the mental processes of anyone other than the decision-taker? In particular, what if the decision-taker was “manipulated” by another of the Respondent’s employees? “No (in the circumstances)”, said the Court of Appeal in Royal Mail Ltd v Jhuti [2017] […]

Blog 4th December 2017

Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket Plc

When is an employer liable for the criminal actions of a rogue employee in disclosing personal information of co-employees on the web? That was the question raised in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket Plc [2017] EWHC 3133 (QB) (click here for the judgment). Facts In early 2014 a rogue employee had posted a file […]

Blog 30th November 2017

Holiday Pay claims: how far back can you go? The impact of King v Sash Windows C-214/16 CJEU

The decision of the CJEU in King v Sash Windows C-214/16 CJEU has been widely reported and discussed. Mr King had worked for a considerable period of time- years, rather than months – without taking holiday. He had worked for a 13-year period but had been afforded the facility for exercise of the right to […]

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