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When push comes to shove!! – Lawyer unfairly dismissed and discriminated against pregnant nanny in Ms Saesi Musilipah v Mr Sylvian Dhennin (15 October 2018)

Ms Musilipah successfully claimed direct pregnancy discrimination and automatic unfair dismissal against Mr Dhennin, a partner at Hogan Lovells. She had been employed by Mr Dhennin and his wife as a nanny and housekeeper.  Read more...

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Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith: Supreme Court finds that plumber was a ‘worker’ - Is the gig up? (26 July 2018)

Gary Smith, a plumbing and heating engineer, carried out work solely for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd (Pimlico) for 6 years until 2011. After suffering a heart attack in January 2011 Mr Smith sought to reduce his hours to 3 days a week. His request was rejected by Pimlico and the van he rented was taken away. He subsequently claimed unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction from his wages, pay for a period of statutory annual leave and discrimination by virtue of his disability.  Read more...

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ONS reveals zero-hours contracts rose by 100,000 last year (24 April 2018)

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of zero-hours contracts increased to 1.8 million in 2017. This was 100,000 more than in 2016, meaning that more people do not have a minimum number of guaranteed hours and are struggling to maintain a steady income.  Read more...

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Compensation Limits to rise in employment cases (27 March 2018)

It is never a good time to be made redundant or face the prospect of losing your job. However, the compensation that can be awarded in the event of a dismissal is reviewed annually by Parliament.   Read more...

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