Worker Or Self Employed?

Worker Or Self Employed?

The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment on whether or not a sub-contractor was in fact a worker, or properly self-employed.

It is very important to note that this question is dealt with from an employment rights point of view, not a tax point of view. The reason it matters is that a self-employed contractor does not have entitlement to minimum wage, or paid holidays or to claim discrimination. A “WORKER” does have those rights.

Negligence As Gross Misconduct

Negligence As Gross Misconduct

The Court of Appeal has issued a judgement that has re-stated the position that negligence can be so bad as to be gross misconduct and justify summary dismissal.

In this particular case, a senior manager became aware that another manager was undermining a consultation exercise. The original senior manager, although he knew of this subversive activity, did nothing to stop further activity or bring the subversive activity to the attention of someone else.

Definition Of Disability: Diabetes & Discrimination

Definition Of Disability: Diabetes & Discrimination

The Appeal tribunal has made a ruling that progressive conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, which do not have a substantial adverse impact on the employee at the time the matter is tried, but which may develop to an extent that they do have such an impact, ARE disabilities, or at least they can be.