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.


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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

As an update to our recent post, the Home Office has now pushed back the date for the changes to Right to Work checks required by UK employers.  The new rules will now begin on 21 June rather than 18 May, as had previously been proposed.

Please click here to read the update by James

Since March last year, due to Covid-19, the Home Office has allowed employers to check an employee’s immigration status in the UK by using scans or copies of documents instead of having to see the original documents.  From 17 May, this adjustment will cease and employers will once again be required to check original documents,

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