Employment Update - November 2018

Employment Update - November 2018

Welcome to the November 2018 edition of the employment update - providing a monthly update on key legal issues for employers.

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  1. Bakery's cake order refusal not direct discrimination

    The Supreme Court has held in Lee v Ashers Baking Company that the Christian-owned bakery did not directly discriminate against a gay customer when it refused to fulfil his request to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.  Background ... Read more
  2. Employer owes no duty of care to employees when conducting civil litigation

    In James Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis the Supreme Court considered the effect of the implied duty of trust and confidence in relation to the conduct of litigation by an employer or quasi employer. The Court concluded that the... Read more
  3. Removal of contractual travel allowance following a TUPE transfer was not void

    In the recent case of  Tabberer and others v Mears,  the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that the removal of a contractual travel allowance following a TUPE transfer was not void. The EAT found that the allowance was removed... Read more
  4. Can restrictive covenants survive a repudiatory breach of contract by the employer?

    In the recent case of  Brown v Neon Management Services Ltd,  the High Court has considered whether the employees’ restrictive covenants were enforceable following a repudiatory breach of contract by their employer. The wording of the... Read more
  5. Protect your trade secrets and confidential information

    Tom Lingard and Hannah Ford help tech companies protect themselves against trade secret theft in their recent article published in Information AgeRead more

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