Welcome to the November 2018 edition of the employment update - providing a monthly update on key legal issues for employers.
Employment Update - November 2018
- Bakery's cake order refusal not direct discrimination
- Employer owes no duty of care to employees when conducting civil litigation
- Removal of contractual travel allowance following a TUPE transfer was not void
- Can restrictive covenants survive a repudiatory breach of contract by the employer?
- Protect your trade secrets and confidential information
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
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
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
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
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 Age. Read more