Data regarding employment tribunal cases for the latest quarter (January to March 2021) has been published by the Ministry of Justice. The interesting statistics show, when compared to the same period in 2020:

  • Receipts of single tribunal claims decreased by 13%, to 9,100 claims, with disposals also decreasing by 14%;
  • The tribunal’s outstanding

In our latest podcast, we look at an unfair dismissal case about an employee who refused to return to work due to Covid-related safety concerns, and a case about mandatory vaccination policies and whether they can amount to a breach of human rights.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/podcasts/2021/05/episode-206–a-view-from-mayer-brown–returning-to-work-from-lockdown–two-recent-cases

The Supreme Court has delivered its decision in the Asda equal pay litigation and, as many expected, it has upheld the decisions of the previous courts. As such, Asda’s female retail store employees can now proceed with their claim by comparing themselves to the higher paid male distribution depot employees.  The female employees are claiming

Just before Christmas, the Employment Appeals Tribunal delivered a landmark decision affecting UK discrimination law:  Steer v Stormsure Limited.  The case could see interim relief introduced as a new remedy in discrimination claims for claimants who have been dismissed for alleged discriminatory reasons.

 An interim relief application is similar to an interim injunction application

Furlough extended

As we wrote in our post on 22 October 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), known as the furlough scheme, was due to end on 31 October 2020.  Its replacement – the Job Retention Scheme (“JSS”) – was due to come into effect on 1 November 2020.  However, on the day it

A Legal and Practical Checklist for UK Employers whose staff wish to work from outside the UK

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact working life in the UK in March 2020, the workplace has changed beyond recognition. In the UK, 60% of employees are now working from home (“WFH”) on a semi-permanent basis. Without

New legislation came into force on 31 July 2020 to ensure that employees who are on furlough will be entitled to receive their statutory redundancy payments based on their normal wages, rather than on any reduced salary while on furlough. However, there has been no change to the cap on a week’s pay for the