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 extremely welcome news, the Home Office has recently announced that the Covid-19 adjustment to the Right to Work (“RTW”) check process has been extended again.  Surprisingly, it has now been extended to 5 April 2022.  This is a move that is very much welcomed by employers, particularly in view of the new hybrid working

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

In episode 208 of our Employment podcast, Christopher Fisher is looking at two recent discrimination cases dealing with two important issues – will interim relief remedies be introduced for discrimination claims and will gender-critical beliefs be protected as philosophical beliefs.  One case is from the EAT and one from the Court of Appeal.  You can

HMRC has published information on the use of unfunded pension arrangements which are set up in an attempt to avoid corporation tax, income tax and National Insurance (“NI”) contributions.

If you think you have put in place such an unfunded pension arrangement, or are considering setting up an unfunded pension arrangement in the future, you may find the information helpful in understanding the tax treatment that will be applied to that arrangement.


Continue Reading Disguised remuneration: HMRC information on tax avoidance using unfunded pension arrangements

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