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‘Good Work’ – The Taylor Review

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business needs. The Review, entitled ‘Good Work’, has now been published and makes many recommendations. These focus broadly on three challenges. These are Tackling...

Whistleblowing in the Public Interest – Court of Appeal Test Case

Workplace whistleblowers only enjoy the protection of the law if the disclosures they make are in the public interest – but what exactly does that mean? The Court of Appeal has analysed that issue for the first time in a vital test case. The case concerned an estate agent who feared that his earnings would be gravely depleted by a change in his employer’s...

Does Your Local Authority Have An Adequate Supply of Housing Land?

Demand for new homes is overwhelming, but local authorities that have set aside an adequate supply of housing land for the future are in a much stronger position when it comes to blocking developments that they view as undesirable. That point could hardly have been more clearly made than by one High Court case in which a council successfully challenged planning...

Car Repair Shop Manager Pays for Health and Safety Incompetence

Health and safety in the workplace must be taken seriously and a failure to do so can have severe consequences. In one case, a car repair shop manager’s woefully inadequate performance in that respect meant that he was entitled to zero compensation, notwithstanding his unfair dismissal. The man had worked for the same company for more than 40 years and its...

Long Tail Asbestos Losses – Where Does Corporate Liability Lie?

Long tail losses arising out of asbestos exposure are immense and judges are often obliged to delve far back into corporate history in order to discern where liabilities rightfully fall. That was certainly so in one case concerning an electricity industry worker who died from cancer almost 50 years after he was exposed. The man worked in the turbines division of...

Retirement Can Be a Sensitive Subject – Avoid Age Discrimination!

Employee retirement is a sensitive issue that needs extremely careful handling in the light of age discrimination laws. The point was underlined by one case in which a veteran solicitor claimed that he had been forced to resign after being frozen out by his younger colleagues. The man, in his 60s, was a director and shareholder of an incorporated legal practice...