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Monitoring employee communications – a word of warning

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Barbulescu v Romania has held that an employee’s Article 8 privacy rights were infringed when his …

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Discrimination and burden of proof – a new approach

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited has held that there is no burden on a claimant to prove facts from which a …

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Holiday pay (again)

Background Some employees at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) were contracted to work 37 hours per week and were also able to volunteer to perform overtime. The employees could …

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Suspension is not a neutral act

The High Court in the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth has held that the suspension of a teacher amounted to a repudiatory breach of contract which entitled …

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Dismissal unfair after 20 months of unauthorised absence

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust v Akinwunmi has upheld a decision that a dismissal was unfair even after 20 months …

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