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A note from Emplaw author's Morrish on the significance of this decision

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A useful article from Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin, on the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that “gender critical” beliefs are protected philosophical beliefs for equality law purposes, while confirming that a belief in “gender identity” is also a protected characteristic. 

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News this month includes a response, to a Women and Equalities Committee Report, which confirms government thinking on future employment law. As we emerge from the pandemic we signpost a variety of practical guidance. Cases include a decision that an employee with Health & Safety duties was unfairly dismissed for carrying out those duties, the EAT reminding us that such activities will often be resisted, or regarded as unwelcome, by other colleagues. Meanwhile, in a constructive dismissal case, the EAT reminds us that an employer cannot cure fundamental breach of contract once committed.


An overview of the law and current practice relating to apprentices from Emplaw author's Lewis Silkin

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This one hour, free, on demand webinar from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG is designed to help master the fundamental concepts of TUPE if it's not something you regularly deal with, or want a refresher on how TUPE works.

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News this month includes Cloisters’ report to the TUC on the legal implications of artificial intelligence systems in the post-pandemic workplace, as well as latest covid updates including the proposed end to temporary adjustments to right to work checks and the consultation on making COVID vaccination a condition of work in care homes. Cases this month include two involving consideration of the European Convention on Human Rights, one  being a decision by the Court of Appeal that foster carers can form a union, as to rule otherwise would breach Article 11 (freedom of assembly) and a decision by the European Court of Human Rights that a mandatory vaccination programme was not a breach of Articles 8 and 9 ( respect for private life and freedom of thought). The latter is particularly interesting in COVID times but very fact specific.  

Q&As from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG as the CJRS is extended until 30th September 2021 and the latest Treasury Direction was published on 15th April 2021.

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Following the success of Morrish Solicitors’ last webinar, they will be hosting another webinar, on Employment Status following the Uber Supreme Court ruling last month.  

The webinar will be held on Thursday 27th May at 12pm and will be delivered by Daniel Kindell, their Partner and Deputy Head of Employment Law. 

Of course, the webinar will be completely free to attend, and the training is designed specifically for Trade Unions, Associations and their members. Whether you need advice yourself, or are preparing to help your members, they hope the webinar will be useful.  

More details on how to register and information about the topic are set out here.

A really useful summary table from Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin of legal rights to pay and suggested best practice for different types of absence.

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A bumper issue this month including a summary of legislative changes coming into effect from April and some very significant cases. These include the Supreme Court decision in the Mencap case that sleep in care workers are only entitled to the NMW when awake for working, a practically challenging TUPE decision that the transfer of full time contracts can be split into separate part time contracts with different employers and of course the next stage in the Asda equal pay claim with the Supreme Court judgement on comparators at different establishments.