In Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal was asked to consider the burden of proof provisions in a discrimination case. These are the rules found in statute – section136 of the Equality Act 2010 - which guide Tribunals in making findings in fact as to whether or not discrimination has been established in evidence.
The Government published its Statement of Intent yesterday in relation to the new Data Protection Bill anticipated in September 2017. This had been mentioned by the Queen, no less, in her speech following the 2017 General Election. This was also published taking into account the views expressed by those responding to the consultation exercise which took place earlier this year identifying the areas where the UK Government can derogate from the provisions in the GDPR.
A husband and wife team who have been working as foster carers have successfully established that they should be regarded as having employee status following a landmark ruling in the Glasgow Employment Tribunal.
Most UK companies and all UK limited liability partnerships must keep a register of “persons with significant control” (the PSC Register). The aim of the PSC Register is to ensure individuals with significant beneficial interest or other controlling powers in a company are easily identifiable.
In 2013 the Government introduced a Fees Order which required the relevant party to pay a fee in order to proceed with their claim or appeal in the Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeal Tribunal. The aim of the new system was to try and balance the cost of the system to the users of it, to deter unmeritorious claims and to encourage settlement.