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Protected disclosures and whistle blowing

  • 28 June 2018
In Kilraine v London Borough of Wandsworth last week the Court of Appeal considered a whistleblowing claim.
Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 if an employee “blows the whistle” they will receive protection from being dismissed or victimised (by...

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Pimlico Plumbers in Supreme Court - landmark case?

  • 28 June 2018
The case of Pimlico Plumbers v Gary Smith was all over the press last week, with some arguing that it was a landmark case in employment law.
This case involved a ‘self-employed’ plumber, Gary Smith, who wished to claim disability discrimination, holiday pay and unlawful...

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When is a worker working?

  • 05 June 2018
Under the Working Time Regulations, workers are working when they are at their employer’s disposal and carrying out their activities or duties. This raises the question of workers who are on call or standby. They may be called upon at short notice to perform work for the employer, ...

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