In this episode, Chris Fisher looks at the recent Court of Appeal decision in Planon v Gilligan, where the employer was refused an injunction to enforce a non-compete clause because of the loss of income that the employee would have suffered and the two month delay before the employer issued its proceedings.

https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/podcasts/uk-employment-law

In the latest episode of our Employment Podcast, Chris Fisher and Miriam Bruce look at three recent cases:

  • whether a 12 month non-compete covenant could be enforced against a solicitor (either through the covenant in their employment contract or the slightly wider covenant in their shareholder agreement);
  • whether a resignation becomes a dismissal if the

Following on from our post last week on new employment rates and limits (click: here), the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland have issued guidance updating the so-called Vento bands.  The Vento bands provide guidance on the amount of compensation to be awarded by Tribunals for injured feelings in

In this episode of our employment podcast, we look at the recent Court of Appeal case of Gwynedd Council v Barratt and the question of whether (or when) an employer should offer a right of appeal on a redundancy dismissal in order to avoid a claim of unfair dismissal.

Listen to it here: https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/podcasts/2021/09/do-employers-have-to-offer-a-right-of-appeal-on-redundancy

In the latest episode of our employment podcast, we look at the recent EAT case of Kong v Gulf International Bank, where a whistleblower claimed that their dismissal was unfair because it had been manipulated by a manager who was not involved in the dismissal process. Listen to it here: https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/perspectives-events/podcasts/2021/09/whistleblower-manipulation–limiting-the-jhuti-principle

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