What do you get when you combine a medieval dyer, a baker and an arms dealer? No, not the beginning of a hilarious joke. Instead, you get a fascinating jaunt (everything’s relative) through the history of the non-compete in English law as far back as 1414 to the present day.
In the first of a two part series, Jeremy McKeown considers what impact President Biden’s executive order – interpreted by some as an effective ban on non-compete restrictions – could have on both US and UK employment regulation.
Andrew Watson considers the effect of Chagger v Abbey National, the ‘Polkey of the discrimination world’, in relation to a case he was recently instructed on.
Junior Counsel for the Appellant, Henry King, has written this short piece on a couple of points that might have been missed in the tumult about Respondents’ and Judges’ obligations towards litigants in person arising out of Cox v Adecco and ors.
Our webinar on worker status following the Supreme Court’s decision in Uber v Aslam is now available to watch.
Priti Patel’s defenders say her breaches of the ministerial code were inadvertent. David Green considers whether this would fly as a defence to bullying allegations in the Employment Tribunal?
Following media reports of employers using technology to keep tabs on staff working from home, David Green considers some of the issues that might arise from monitoring workers.
HHJ Tucker has, in her EAT judgment in C v D, set out some useful guidance encouraging employment lawyers to move away from the common ‘narrative’ style of Tribunal pleadings.
It is no secret that there have been tensions between the Government and the (soon to be former) Cabinet Secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill. But does the publication of a huge payment into his pension suggest that a settlement agreement has been signed?
With the economy shrinking, businesses suffering and government funding reducing, many minds will be turning to inevitable redundancies. This article looks at the basics you need to think about when advising on collective consultation.