Monthly Archives: June 2015

Discriminatory dismissal of nursery assistant on grounds of religion

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Watford Employment Tribunal held that a Christian nursery assistant who was dismissed for expressing her belief that homosexuality is a sin was discrimination on grounds of religion. Facts The Claimant, a … Continue reading

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TUPE and Sub-Contracts

The EAT confirmed last week in Jinks v London Borough of Havering UKEAT/0157/14/MC that TUPE can apply to a transferor and a sub-contractor, protecting the employment of employees under a sub-contract if there is a service provision change. The EAT … Continue reading

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Unfair dismissal for driving while using a mobile phone

Recently employment tribunals have been asked to consider the fairness of dismissals relating to driving whilst using a hand-held phone. Two cases shed some light on when and how the tribunal will draw the line. Facts Ruparell v East London … Continue reading

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Prohibition of Exclusivity Clauses in Zero Hour Contracts

Employers should review their current zero-hours contracts in light of recent changes. In March 2015, the Coalition Government published its response to the consultation on the exclusivity ban in zero-hour contracts. Section 153 Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 … Continue reading

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