• Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - July 2021

    Welcome to July's employment law newsletter Though Covid and its impact on the workplace remain centre-stage in our news section, we also highlight the importance of the Dobson case on working mums' rights; another court appearance for Maya Forstater and her former employer CGD and the 4th judgment on Deliveroo riders' employment status. Case law analysis is provided this month by Craig Ludlow with an in-depth review of Mercer v (1) Alternative Future Group Ltd (2)...

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    Reaction to Ofsted review; and the Everyone's Invited website

    Ofsted's publication of its review on safeguarding policies in state and independent schools and colleges in relation to sexual abuse on 10 June has further emphasised how prevalent sexual abuse is in our education institutions and that steps must be taken to tackle this issue. Head of 3PB's Education law group Charlotte Hadfield, Sarah Bowen and Alice de Coverley from 3PB’s Education and Employment & Discrimination teams presented a webinar at 5pm on 21st June...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - June 2021

    Welcome to June's newsletter We’ve plenty of news in this month's  employment law newsletter, including what future workplaces might look like, and the extent to which future court hearings should be remote. We also have ET judgments relating to events from the early lockdown period starting to filter through. Case law-wise we have in-depth analysis of NMC v Somerville (re: worker status) and Chief Constable of GMP v Aston (re: protected disclosures) courtesy of Daniel...

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    Lachlan Wilson joins Acas to give advice on the future of the workplace post-pandemic

    3PB’s specialist employment and public law barrister Lachlan Wilson (pictured here) was amongst a panel of guest speakers at a webinar organised by Acas on returning to the workplace after the Coronavirus pandemic. Lachlan joined four other professionals including Nick Wadsley, a senior advisor at Acas and Kate Nowicki, Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Change at Acas, advising a large contingent of employers, lawyers, and employee representatives on potential legal issues that may well...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - May 2021

    Welcome to May's newsletter This month’s employment law newsletter features case law updates from Sarah Clarke, Naomi Webber, Andrew MacPhail and Grace Boorer covering: the correct test to apply in re-engagement orders; the workers status of foster carers under article 11 ECHR; what to do when faced with unclear and confused pleadings from a litigant in person and the ‘long-term’ adverse effect on disability status. We share a link to our new resource page for...

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    New resource for employment lawyers now available

    3PB's Employment and Discrimination group bring you a new resource for employment lawyers designed to bring a host of useful news, case analyses, videos and podcasts together in one place. Do visit the employment law resource centre here and look out for regular updates.

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    New employment webinar - adapting to post pandemic trading conditions

    Times are looking up with the prospect of businesses reopening and the restrictions of the pandemic being lifted. While it will be ‘business as usual’ for many, what happens when trade doesn’t get back to pre-pandemic levels? Gareth Graham and Matthew Curtis examine the options in this employment law webinar first broadcast on 21 April 2021 and look at the potential pitfalls for businesses looking to make redundancies or organisational changes due to pressures caused...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - April 2021

    Welcome to April's newsletter In this edition we welcome Mathew Gullick QC's appointment as Silk and our new tenant Alex Leonhardt. We also introduce you to our new on-line employment law resources. Our team has reviewed the judgments in the following cases: Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake & Others [2021] UKCS 8; Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley; Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd; Mallon v AECOM Ltd; Page v Lord Chancellor and ors; Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd UKEAT/0211/19/DA and...

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    Equal pay claim of Asda v Brierley: is it time for large employers to undertake a widespread review of their pay structures?

    Supreme Court Judgment on the Equal Pay claim of Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley – Is it a ‘watershed moment’ as some commentators have suggested or purely a clarification of existing principles? Simon Tibbitts, employment law specialist at 3PB Barristers provides his analysis and commentary on the Judgment of the Supreme Court which was handed down last Friday, 26th March 2021. The case provides clarity on the approach and principles to be adopted when dealing...

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    Lucy Hendry QC and Mathew Gullick QC enjoy first day as newly-appointed Silks

    3PB Barristers' two new Silks - family barrister Lucy Hendry QC and public and employment law barrister Mathew Gullick QC - started their first day as Queen's Counsel today, after their appointments were announced last December. Lucy Hendry QC was called to the Bar in 1988 and is a family barrister who specialises in all areas of public and private children’s law. Mathew Gullick was called to the Bar in 2003. A specialist in public...

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  • Employment and discrimination newsletter out now - March 2021

    Welcome to March's newsletter In our latest edition we bring you employment law news on unwarranted media criticism of the ET system and revocation of the Public Sector Exit Payment Cap together with our latest webinar. Our team has analysed key employment law cases in written form, including the Uber case. Finally, we invite you to register for our employment law webinar of 21 April. Sign up for employment news Media criticism of the ET system receives...

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    Public Sector Exit Payment Cap Revoked

    On 12 February 2021 the Government announced that the Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 are to be revoked.  The Regulations imposed a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments and had been introduced just a few months earlier in November 2020 before now being abandoned. The Regulations had faced widespread criticism when introduced and their revocation is seen as a belated acceptance of the problems initially highlighted by the employment law community. A Treasury...

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