Employment e-news

Case Law – Employment Status

Napthens - March 1st 2017
We have recently seen a flurry of activity in relation to employment status and the ‘gig economy’ including the publishing of the Employment Status Review by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and a notice of appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal by Uber.
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Is stress a disability?

Napthens - January 10th 2017
“Disability” is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
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What can we expect in 2017?

Napthens - January 10th 2017
Now that the festive season is behind us, it seems the ideal opportunity to look at the top issues on the employment law and HR landscape for 2017 and to suggest some resolutions for the year ahead.
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Can I have Christmas off?

Napthens - December 8th 2016
The traditional 6 week Christmas period, beginning mid-November and lasting till the end of December is well underway. As Christmas Day draws nearer, employers and employees working in retail (amongst other sectors) will be feeling the heat as demand surges for their goods and services.
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Who’s rights are right?

Napthens - December 8th 2016
Northern Ireland is the only place in the UK where same sex marriage is against the law. The potential for the conflict between the rights of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the religious community has been a long feature of public debate in Northern Ireland. In the midst of heated alternate political opinions, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on the 24th October in the so called ‘Gay Cakes’ case; Lee v McArthur and Ashers Baking Company Limited (“Ashers Bakery”).
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Think your staff are self-employed? It may be time to think again…

Napthens - December 8th 2016
In what is probably the most talked-about case of the year, taxi drivers have secured a landmark victory against Uber by successfully arguing that they are not self-employed, and instead are entitled to basic workers’ rights.
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