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What can we learn from Samira Ahmed’s successful equal pay claim against the BBC?

Samira Ahmed’s successful claim that she had unlawfully been paid less per episode than male presenter, Jeremy Vine, marks a significant victory in the ongoing dispute between the BBC and its female presenters. Our Associate, Helen Scott, examines the recent decision and what it means for equal pay cases going forward.

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Ethical veganism as a protected characteristic?

In a widely reported decision, which has attracted a large amount of media attention, the Norwich Employment Tribunal in the case of Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports has ruled that ethical veganism is capable of being a protected characteristic, but can you believe the headlines? Paul McGowan takes a closer look at the decision and assesses its actual impact on the law in this area.

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ICO issues first fine under GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has issued its first fine based on its powers under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The ICO fined Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a London based pharmacy, £275,000 for failing to ensure the secure storage of special category data.

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A game of salary Top Trumps in the office: Higher or Lower?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Jagex Ltd v McCambridge has considered whether an employee had committed an act of gross misconduct by sharing salary details of a senior executive with colleagues after finding them in a document left by a communal printer.

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Does TUPE apply to workers?

The London Central Employment Tribunal in the case of Dewhurst v Revisecatch Ltd and CitySprint has considered whether the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) apply to workers as well as employees.

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