Author: Lisa La Grange

Employment Status Checker

In the wake of a number of recent heavily publicised cases concerning employment status, HMRC has created an online tool to help determine – for tax purposes. Whether an individual is an employee or self-employed, and Whether they might be covered by IR35. The “check employment status for tax” tool can be found via the […]

The ‘Gig Economy’

The Uber tribunal verdict which was handed down in October has far-reaching implications when it comes to the future of the gig economy. Uber Appeals Their Verdict Uber has appealed the verdict, which ruled that the terms and conditions of the arrangement two drivers had with the company meant that they should be classified as […]

Pre-cancerous condition deemed a “disability” under the Equality Act 2010?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in Lofty v Hamis (t/a First Café)  recently held that a pre-cancerous condition was deemed a “disability” under the Equality Act 2010 (a transcript of the judgement can be accessed here The Claimant, a café assistant, had been diagnosed as suffering from lentigo maligna, describing this as a ‘pre-cancerous lesion […]

More equal pay claims

WM Morrison is facing a potential equal pay claim in the region of £100 million from hundreds of its staff (predominantly women), who are of the belief that they have been underpaid when compared to their colleagues, often men, working in distribution centres and warehouses. Morrison’s shop floor workers namely customer assistants argue that they have […]

Is an employee under a duty to disclose the criminal conviction of others?

The Supreme Court, in Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2018] UKSC 16 (a transcript of the judgment can be accessed here, recently held that a dismissal of an individual for failing to disclose a relationship with a person convicted of a serious criminal offence was capable of falling within the range of reasonable […]

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