Employment Articles

Paul Wilson talking at Industrial Law Society

Paul Wilson

St Philips Employment specialist, Paul Wilson, will be talking at the Industrial Law Society event which is on April 16th 2018. The event will be held at the offices of Gowling WLG LLP at 2 Snowhill, Birmingham B4 6WR at 6pm and should conclude at about 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served from 5.45pm onwards. This presentation covers all the significant developments in...

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St Philips Employment Group shortlisted for Business of the Year at Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2018

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that the St Philips Employment Group has been shortlisted at the 2018 Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards for Business Team of the Year. In addition, we are further delighted to announce that Gary Carney our Senior Clerk for the Employment, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Teams has also been shortlisted for the 2018 Birmingham...

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Sean O’Brien appointed as a Tribunal Judge

Sean O'Brien

St Philips is proud announce than Sean O’Brien has been appointed as a Tribunal Judge. He will be sitting in the First-tier Immigration and Asylum Chamber – as well as sitting for part of the year in the Employment Tribunal – based in London. Sean was called in 2001 and began his practice in general commercial and property matters before...

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Employment law implications of Brexit – Dr Mirza Ahmad

Mirza Ahmad

This article was originally published by Corporate Live Wire. The UK is heading into a sea of uncertainty and choppy waters as it negotiates a best divorce deal from the European Union and then implement change arising from the June 2016 referendum which gave the UK government a legitimate mandate for the UK to exit the EU. However, the Referendum...

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Tribunal Fee Refunds by Bruce Frew

Bruce Frew

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court declared that fees in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal were unlawful.  There followed an intention to put in place systems to reimburse parties who had had to pay a fee.  The MoJ and HMCTS have now launched the Employment Tribunal Fee Reimbursement Scheme.  The scheme is now rolled out in...

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Does the EAT give Uber a 5-star rating? – Theodora Hand

Theodora Hand

Uber began its life as a smartphone app in 2010 in America. It is a competitively priced taxi app which is used by millions, but Uber drivers have joined the increasing number of those working in the ‘gig economy’ who want to clarify their employment status and working rights. Aslam & Farrar v Uber, is one of the latest attempts...

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Jet2.com v Denby (Employment Appeal Tribunal) – Refusal of Employment on the Ground of Trade Union Activities – Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson has successfully defended an appeal in the EAT from a decision of the Leeds ET, in which he represented Mr Denby, an airline pilot, that Jet2.com acted unlawfully contrary to section 137 TULRCA 1992 in refusing him employment after he had been involved in the trade union BALPA’s campaign for recognition for collective bargaining purposes by the airline. ...

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No “personal reasons” defence in TUPE automatically unfair dismissals by Alexander MacMillan

Alexander MacMillan

Hare Wines Limited v (1) Mrs Satwant Kaur (2) H&W Wholesale Limited, UKEAT/0752/16/JOJ (17 October 2017) What has been decided? Where an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed because of a business transfer, the employer appealed on the grounds that the dismissal had been for personal reasons, and so the dismissal was not for the ‘sole or principal’ reason of...

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Q & A: Today’s Supreme Court Decision on Tribunal Fees – Lorna Badham

R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) [2017] EWCA Civ 935 What has been decided? The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013, the Statutory Instrument giving rise to the fees charged to bring and have employment cases heard, is unlawful. The Supreme Court found that the Order prevented access to justice and...

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