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Pimlico Plumbers – is it a game changer?

Pimlico Plumbers – is it a game changer?

28 June 2018 by Nicola Brown

On 13 June the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited judgment in the Pimlico Plumbers case, and the decision received a huge amount of coverage, with the media describing it as a ‘landmark’ case, especially for the gig economy. Are they right that the case could have far-reaching implications for business? Any Supreme... read more »

Repayment of training costs - is it legal?

Repayment of training costs - is it legal?

27 June 2018 by Peter Stevens

Having a well trained workforce is in everyone’s interest – the employers, the employees, and for the good of the economy as a whole. Employers have long invested considerable sums on training their workforces, but as the cost of training courses rises, and as employees tend to move jobs more often than in... read more »

Pulling the trigger - sickness absence warnings and disability discrimination

Pulling the trigger - sickness absence warnings and disability discrimination

28 June 2018 by Marianne Wright

We consider the recent case of DL Insurance Services Ltd v Mrs S O'Connor, and what employers should consider when looking at disciplining employees for sickness absence levels. Mrs O’Connor (Mrs O), who was disabled under the Equality Act 2010, had numerous absences over the years from her job with DL Insurance... read more »