Employment Law Briefing January 2019

Uber B.V. v Aslam: Worker Status and the Gig Economy
The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision and the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers are workers entitled to the minimum wage and paid holidays.

Caselaw Update

An employee who pulls a sickie or exaggerates the effects of an injury could be dismissed for gross misconduct. In Metroline West v Ajaj, Mr Ajaj was employed as a bus driver. He slipped at work and reported he had suffered an injury. He was seen by Occupational Health who advised that he was […]

Employment Case Law Update

Associative discrimination Prior to the case of Sharon Coleman v Attridge Law LLP (2008) C-303/06 (“Coleman case”), UK law did not prohibit associative discrimination against an employee on the grounds of disability. However, since this case, UK law now has to be read in line with the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive (“The Directive”). In […]

Employment Case Law Updates Latest

Fit for Work service Department for Work and Pensions initiative The Fit for Work service has been introduced to provide free occupational health assessments and return to work assistance for employees who have been absent for four weeks or more. There is a cap on the value of the assessments at £500 (tax-free) per employee […]

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