Can a ‘perfunctory and insensitive’ redundancy consultation render dismissal unfair? The EAT has held that it could do so in the recent case of Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate.
The taxi-app company, Uber, is synonymous with the modern phenomenon known as the ‘gig economy’. Uber’s business model sees them engage around 40,000 self-employed staff in the UK. That was, however, until Friday 28 October 2016, when the London Central Employment Tribunal found that it’s self-employed drivers are actually ‘workers’ in law.
The status of EU nationals in the UK remains far from certain following the outcome of the Referendum in June. For particular sectors, such as construction, retail and leisure, where there is a heavy reliance on EU labour, limiting the free movement of EU workers creates a huge problem. Despite the uncertainty there are some practical steps that can be taken now