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Gender-Critical Beliefs Entitled to Legal Protection – Test Case Ruling
A person’s philosophical beliefs may be viewed as wrong and offensive by some, but that does not exclude…
Pandemic or No Pandemic, Redundancy Exercises Must Be Open and Fair
Thousands of businesses left struggling by the COVID-19 pandemic have had little choice but to shed staff. However,…
Tower Block Owners Granted Pre-Emptive Anti-Urban Exploring Injunction
Commercial property owners are increasingly plagued by so-called ‘urban explorers’ who risk life and limb by scaling high-rise…
Territorial Reach of UK Employment Law Considered in Guideline Ruling
The territorial reach of UK employment law is not limitless and, as one case vividly showed, that can…
Contract Adjudicator Entitled to His Fees Despite Resignation, Judge Rules
Professionals are, like everyone else, entitled to be paid for their work – but in what circumstances can…
Has Your Property Been Compulsorily Purchased? Don’t Sit on Your Hands!
If your property has been compulsorily purchased by a public authority to make way for an infrastructure project,…
Disabled Teacher Sacked on Capability Grounds Wins Employment Appeal
Employers are entitled to dismiss workers who are incapable of adequately doing their jobs – but what if…
Fears for Veteran Mulberry Tree Derail Listed Former Hospital Redevelopment
Tree preservation is an important objective of planning policy and is becoming all the more so in an…
Dismissing Disabled Employees on Capability Grounds – Don’t Be Hasty
There are few more sensitive tasks than dismissing disabled employees on grounds that they are not capable of…
Technical Skill and Talent May Not Make You a Competent Company Director
Company directors must have a real understanding of their financial responsibilities and no amount of practical talent or…
Employer Ordered to Pay Modern Slavery Victims Over £700,000 Damages
Participation in modern slavery is an evil crime, but it also involves civil wrongs for which, with the…
‘Portfolio Careers’ and Worker Status – Guideline EAT Ruling
So-called portfolio careers, in which professionals in high demand take on numerous roles and work when and if…
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