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PERCEIVED DISABILITY AND THE DANGERS OF MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL ABILITIES OF OTHERS IN AN EMPLOYMENT CONTEXT

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey should serve as a salutary reminder to employers and potential employers of the need to base decision making on sound and non-discriminatory grounds rather than on stereotypical assumptions about what activities in the workplace a person can or cannot do both […]

ESTABLISHING EMPLOYMENT STATUS

Employed, Self Employed, Worker, Contractor, Freelancer, Consultant or ‘none of the above’? Back in October of last year, an Employment Tribunal dismissed as ‘faintly ridiculous’ Uber’s assertion that its drivers were self-employed. Instead, it held they were ‘workers’. Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which agreed with the tribunal that Uber drivers were […]

ESTABLISHING WHETHER A WORKER OR EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO BE PAID FOR BEING AVAILABLE, AT OR NEAR A PLACE OF WORK

For many working in the care sector, this is a thorny issue and one that has taken up a great deal of judicial time in recent years. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently given judgement in the combined appeals of Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts and two other cases which were heard together. […]

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