Dobson v North Cumbria NHS Trust: the childcare disparity. The EAT has held that women have greater childcare responsibilities. What does this mean for employers?
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in Dobson v North Cumbria NHS Trust ruled that women still have a greater burden of childcare than men (“the childcare disparity”) and a Tribunal could and should continue to rely on this knowledge as fact (without it needing to be proven by the Claimant).
Jennifer Sole, Partner in our Employment Team, manages national Employment Tribunals survey which reveals that the system is at breaking point
The survey, commissioned by the Employment Lawyers Association (‘ELA’) has revealed that the Employment Tribunal system is crumbling under a chronically underfunded system, and is in such a poor state that it now threatens access to justice for workers and employers. The Tribunal system is described as functioning at a
Curzon Green secured substantial damages for their client following a final ‘Stage 3’ hearing in a personal injury claim. The Claimant had suffered a fractured metatarsal following a tripping accident at a private members club. The club’s insurers admitted liability at an early stage, however there was some distance between
For a number of years, professionals have been campaigning to remove the need to place blame on one party when seeking a divorce or dissolution. On 26 June 2020, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill gained Royal assent, signalling one of the biggest family law reforms in the last 50
Lee Silk and Victoria Simon recently secured a successful settlement for their client acting in a clinical negligence claim against an NHS Trust. Our client was mobile, largely independent and in relatively good health prior to being admitted to hospital to have hip surgery. Our client is elderly and the
The effective management of workplace disputes is an essential skill for employers and internal HR teams to grapple with for a host of legal, ethical, and practical reasons. The risk of negative publicity for one, particularly in today’s ‘digital’ age, where social media has become a powerful vehicle in embellishing
Employment law update: The COVID-19 vaccine – what does this mean for employers ahead of 21 June 2021?
As the national roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway, many workplaces will be gearing up to welcome the workforce into their offices once again in accordance with the Government’s roadmap. The vaccine offers employers peace of mind, in that, employers can more readily revert to in-office working but
On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court handed down an historic judgment which is a resounding victory for Uber drivers, and will no doubt have implications across the gig economy now that the employment status of Uber drivers has been confirmed. What happened? Uber has long argued that it acts
The UK’s long-awaited exit from the EU took place on 31 December 2020, following years of uncertainty. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was finalised, mere days before the UK’s historic exit. What does this post-Brexit trade deal mean for litigants and businesses with EU trading ties? What does
Employment Update 2021: A Third National Lockdown and new Government support introduced for affected businesses and employees
Employment Update 2021: A Third National Lockdown and new Government support introduced for affected businesses and employees Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a further national lockdown for England last week, the Chancellor has announced that the Government will be implementing additional grants and extensions of existing schemes to help support businesses and protect jobs as a result of
Dispute Resolution Update November 2020: Practice Direction 55C and the new procedures for Housing possession claims
When the general stay on possession proceedings came to an end on 20 September 2020, the court system faced increased demand from landlords who wanted to reactivate claims that had been stayed and increased demand from landlords who wanted to bring claims to seek to regain possession, that were unable
With the second lockdown now in place and wide-ranging anticipated redundancies ahead across job sectors, many businesses will be making tough decisions about their business needs and workforce in the current climate over the next few weeks. The second lockdown entails the compulsory closure of many stores on the high