In Muhammed v Leprosy Mission International, BWB's Lucy McLynn acted for Leprosy Mission Internation in a groundbreaking case which had wide-ranging implications for hiring practices in some religious-ethos organisations.
2017 represented a sea change in the Employment Tribunal system and 2018 looks set to be another busy year for HR and employment law practitioners.
Paul Jennings, partner in BWB’s Employment team, has been featured prominently in the Law Society Gazette’s (LSG) coverage of the magazine’s latest roundtable.
Last year, the London Central Employment Tribunal held that the Claimants, London-based Uber drivers, were “workers” and that accordingly they should be entitled to basic protections such as national minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber’s appeal against this decision was heard at the end of September 2017. Today, Her Honour Judge Eady QC, who heard the appeal, handed down her Judgment upholding the Employment Tribunal’s judgment and dismissing Uber’s appeal.
It is a well-known tenet of employment law, that an employer must carry out a reasonable investigation before dismissing an employee for misconduct, in order for that dismissal to be fair.
The legal battle between Uber and drivers Yaseen Aslam and James Farrer regarding “employed worker status” has reached the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT).
Paul Jennings has been quoted in two pieces written by The Guardian (accessible here and here), City AM, The Huffington Post, Evening Standard and The Independent concerning the upcoming landmark appeal case that his team is fighting against Uber.
Bates Wells Braithwaite, the B Corporation and national law firm, has been appointed by the lead claimants in a landmark employment rights case against gig employer Uber.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 January and 31 March 2017 (“the specified period”).
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In the long-running case of Bărbulescu v Romania, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) has overturned the ECtHR’s earlier ruling in relation to an employee’s right to privacy.
The UK’s “hostile environment” towards illegal migrants has just become more hostile, with a key provision of the Immigration Act 2016 in relation to driving licences coming into force on 31 July 2017 in West Yorkshire and Kent.
With less than a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, it is important that HR professionals in organisations start making preparations now to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the new obligations from 25 May 2018.
The recent Court of Appeal ruling in P v. Secretary of State is expected to compel the Government to rethink the DBS scheme and, in particular, whether it appropriately balances the aim of protecting the public with an individual's right to a private life.
Those making applications for entry clearance under certain Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes for skilled work sponsored (Tier 2) visas for the UK will now be required to provide overseas criminal record certificates.