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News Roundup 11th April 2017

Published 11 April 2017
Latest Supreme Court: Indirect DiscriminationIn order to succeed with an indirect discrimination claim (1), is it necessary to establish the reason for the particular disadvantage to which a grou...

News Roundup 3rd April 2017

Published 03 April 2017
Headscarves and Religious DiscriminationDoes the banning of a headscarf at work constitute discrimination?No, at least not direct discrimination, held the CJEU in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions (th...

National minimum wage increases 2017

Published 03 April 2017
The National Minimum Wage (1) is the minimum wage paid per hours a worker is entitled to earn the UK. These rates are reviewed each year by the government and are advised by the independent body ...

Weekly News Roundup 20th Feb 2017

Published 23 February 2017
This week employment law case updates:Employee negligence may justify gross misconduct dismissalAdesokan v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 22The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of...

Sacked During the Probationary Period and With Less than Two Years’ Service

Published 17 January 2017
When Frank contacted Castle Associates for help with a dismissal appeal he admits he did not expect too much – but he did get his desired outcome.Frank, a carer, was distraught when he was dismisse...

Suspended from work after being accused of bullying

Published 17 January 2017
When Kevin was called to his manager’s office and accused of being a bully and suspended it was the start of a nightmare.A couple of days earlier he had heated words with a colleague, but given the...

10 Things to Know About the UK National Living Wage 2016

Published 14 March 2016
The introduction of the living wage is just a couple of weeks away and it is worth taking a look at a few facts, the impact and a few predictions in relation to it.The compulsory National Living Wa...

How to deal with an employee who has been arrested and charged

Published 07 March 2016
The conviction of disgraced footballer Adam Johnson for child sex offences sparked much debate. Among the issues widely discussed on TV and radio stations was whether or not Sunderland Football Clu...

Castle Weekly News Round Up 12.1

Published 04 December 2015
This week in the news; new research finds that flexible working and zero hours contracts could lead to an increase in tribunal cases; a firearms officer wins is discrimination case at the tribunal;...

Castle Weekly News Round Up 11.2

Published 26 November 2015
This week in the news, the launch of the "Taxi" service Uber in the UK may open up the door to a wide range of employment law problems; Citi trader wins his unfair dismissal claim after being fired...

Castle Weekly News Round Up 11.1

Published 31 October 2015
This week in the news, the Tory government state that the EU has an important role in deciding employment law; a delivery driver is awarded £31k in compensation after winning his unfair dismissal c...

Castle Weekly News Round Up 10.2

Published 18 October 2015
Every week we find the best Employment, HR and Tribunal news that are making headlines in the UK.Some-other-substantial-reason dismissal when client refused to have employee on site was fairUnfair ...
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