The Supreme Court has clarified what amounts to “unfavourable treatment” for the purposes of a claim for discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010.
New employment tribunal statistics for the quarter April to June 2018 have recently been published by the Ministry of Justice. The number of single claims lodged during this period increased by 165% compared with the same period in 2017, and the number of multiple claims increased by 344% (we understand that this sharp increase was due to a large multiple airline claim being commenced during this period).
New guidance on references has been published by employment relations body, Acas.
This guidance sets out a number of useful points for both employers and employees relating to the provision of references, including:
Uber drivers are ‘workers’ whilst Deliveroo riders are ‘self-employed’. The question of how we define employment status and the implications for tax and employment rights is one of the biggest issues in modern employment law.