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We've set out all the latest employment law news so you have one handy source to keep right up to date. News about GQ and our recent press coverage can be found here.

In a recent decision that might seem surprising, the EAT has held that type II diabetes that is easily controlled by minor dietary changes, is not necessarily a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. Read more...
A recent case in the High Court has seen a judge take rather surprising approach to a poorly drafted covenant. Read more...
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision has acted as a reminder to parties of the need to make applications for specific disclosure in good time before a Tribunal hearing. Read more...
In the case of Norbert Dentressangle Logistics Limited v Hutton, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a Tribunal's decision that they had jurisdiction to hear Mr Hutton's claim despite the fact that it was submitted six weeks out of time. Read more...
In the case of Wright v North Ayrshire Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that in cases of constructive dismissal, the effective cause of an employee’s resignation does not need to be the predominant Read more...
Two recent cases have highlighted the potential merits of following an internal appeal process. Read more...
From 1 October 2013, the relevant provisions of the Equality Act which offer protection against third party harassment will be repealed (s.40(2)-(4)). Read more...
It has been reported in the press this week that Elizabeth Cowhig, who worked at Digital Maintenance Ltd’s Kirkby call centre for 5 months in late 2011 / early 2012, has been awarded £13,000 for sex discrimination and harassment. Read more...
In Fairstar Heavy Transport NV –v- Adkins and another, the Court of Appeal has ordered a former Chief Executive Officer to disclose business-related emails sent and received by him while acting on its behalf and stored by him on his personal computer. Read more...
In a case published last week, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has provided further clarification on the accrual of annual holidays for sickness absent employees. Read more...
The EAT has dismissed an appeal by an unemployed claimant who was ordered by the ET to pay her former employer a third of its costs (estimated prior to assessment at £260,000, meaning the claimant’s liability could be as high as £87,000) following its successful defence of her tribunal claims. Read more...
The High Court in Romero Insurance Brokers Limited v Templeton has recently held that a 12 month non-solicitation of clients restriction is enforceable. Read more...
There has been much focus in recent weeks on gay rights, primarily in relation to the gay marriage legislation, but also there have been a spate of stories about how difficult it can be for prominent gay sports people coming out. Read more...
I Lab (UK) Ltd, a film and television company, was facing insolvency and consequently considered the sale of the two parts of its business. Read more...
Mr Lacy worked for Northern Foods for many years before he left in 2012. He had a contract of employment from 8 April 2003 which contained no restrictive covenants. Read more...
Employment Appeal Tribunal confirms that the client for whom the activities are carried out needs to remain the same Read more...
Mr Knight was a mini-cab driver working with Fairway and Kenwood Car Service Ltd. There was an agreement between the parties which stated that Mr Knight was self-employed and provided that he would work on an “open-shift” system, which meant that Mr Knight could work “as and when [he] like[d]... [He had] the option to sign on and off any time that suit[ed] [him]”. He paid a weekly rent to Fairway and Kenwood even if he did not work. Read more...
Overturning the decision of the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed in the case of Logan v Celyn House Ltd that the principal reason for an employee’s resignation does not need to be a fundamental breach of the contract of employment in order for an employee to succeed in a claim of unfair constructive dismissal. Read more...
Another sickness case has recently found its way to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Read more...
The High Court recently provided some useful explanation on what the court will consider when deciding whether a restrictive covenant is enforceable. Read more...
A recent EAT case looked at whether a redundancy could arise in a situation where there was no reduction in headcount. Read more...
In a recent employment tribunal case, Mrs Konczak successfully sued BAE Systems for, amongst other things, disability-related dismissal. Importantly, the EAT stated that it was not unreasonable for a disabled employee to refuse a settlement offer, even where the ongoing litigation worsened the illness. Read more...
The long awaited High Court ruling on a dispute between 104 London-based bankers and Dresdner Kleinwort (now part of Commerzbank) over a guaranteed minimum bonus pool of €400m has been issued. Read more...
The Supreme Court has given its decision in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, but there is still no real clarity for employers on whether they can apply a compulsory retirement age. Read more...
In McKie v Swindon College the employee successfully sued Swindon College for negligent misstatement. Read more...
Smith and others v Trustees of Brooklands College related to a situation where, following a TUPE transfer, the employer and transferred employees agreed to change the contractual rates of pay. Read more...
Samsung Semiconductor Europe Ltd v Docherty is another interesting case in relation to fiduciaries. Read more...
In John Lewis Partnership v Charman, the EAT allowed an unfair dismissal claim to be brought beyond the usual three month deadline. Read more...
Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v De Belin serves as a reminder of the dangers of trying to avoid discrimination claims from a particular class of employee when making redundancies. Read more...