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.
A panel discussion, led by Harry Steinberg QC, of the state of the law and practice in light of the recent Supreme Court decisions in Morrisons and Barclays.
The High Court in Duchy Farm Kennels v Steels has handed down a decision on the nature of the confidentiality clause in a settlement agreement that might leave some employment lawyers scratching their heads.
This case, concerning the well-known Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s, is the first case to consider the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, colloquially known as ‘furlough’, in the context of an administration.
In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court addresses the scope of an employer’s vicarious liability for acts by its employees, in particular the “misunderstandings” that have arisen since its previous landmark decision in Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc.
The Supreme Court has considered whether vicarious liability can attach to an independent contractor, in a judgment that employment lawyers might find helpful when considering status questions.