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Court of Appeal finds employer not liable for injury caused by Workplace Prank/Horseplay

In Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd [2022] , the Claimant was employed by Roltec Engineering Ltd (Roltec) as a site fitter. He worked at a site that was operated and controlled by Tarmac Cement and Lime Ltd (Tarmac) therefore providing services for the...

Social Media for Employers

Social media cases in the Employment Tribunal have involved everything from employees posting derogatory comments about their employer, sharing offensive content, cyber bullying and everything in between. Here Laura Claridge from Clarkson Wright & Jakes...

Alternatives to Redundancy

As part of a ‘fair’ redundancy process, employers are required to consider whether there are any alternatives to redundancy.  Avoiding compulsory redundancies also avoids the loss of talent and the negative effect on morale that redundancies...

Rainford v Dorset Aquatics Limited

Employment Tribunal’s decision that a Director/Shareholder of a small family business was not a worker or employee pursuant to s.230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 is upheld upon appeal In Rainford v Dorset Aquatics Limited , the Claimant and...

Too cold to work?

Following the recent chilly weather, Laura Claridge looks at some common weather and work questions. Is there a minimum working temperature? Government guidance suggests a minimum temperature of 16°C or 13°C if employees are doing physical...

Can the COVID-19 Crisis Justify Reopening Financial Orders in Divorce?

Can the economic havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic justify the re-drawing of final financial orders made following a divorce? The High Court has ruled in a guideline case that the answer to that question is 'probably not'. The case concerned a couple...

Employer's Hardline Anti-Corruption Policy Passes Legal Test

Many businesses, particularly those that deal with governmental authorities, sensibly have anti-corruption policies in place. One such policy came under close analysis in an employment case concerning a golfing trip provided to a public official ( Thompson...

Drain Cleaner Incident - High Court Takes Hard Line on Evidence Disclosure

Experienced litigators will tell you that much of their most important work goes on in the background, long before a case comes before a judge for trial. That was certainly so in a case concerning death and catastrophic injury alleged to have been caused by...

Birth Injuries Girl Aged Nine Receives £30 Million Award

Damages awards to clinical negligence victims who suffer brain injuries during their birth are nowadays commonly measured in tens of millions of pounds. As a High Court case made clear, however, they amount to no more than fair compensation and every penny...

Is Your Lease Under Threat of Forfeiture? Don't Delay Consulting a Solicitor

Tenants who fail to pay their rent on time place themselves in real danger of having their leases forfeited. As a Court of Appeal ruling showed , that risk exists no matter how small the arrears and no matter how short the delay in payment may be. The case...
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