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A Landmark Ruling on the Burden of Proof in Equal Pay: Armstrong & Others v Glasgow City Council [2017] CSIH 56

On Friday the Court of Session handed down an important judgment on the burden of proof and also the evidence needed in cases in equal pay claims where the claimants challenge their employer’s Job Evaluation Scheme ( Armstrong & Others v Glasgow City Council [2017] CSIH 56). DAPHNE ROMNEY QC considers the judgment and its implications. Introduc...
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A radical reconsideration of the burden of proof: Efobi v Royal Mail Group Ltd (EAT)

In an important decision on the correct interpretation of the burden of proof provisions in the Equality Act 2010, Efobi v Royal Mail , Tom Coghlin and Navid Pourghazi successfully appealed against an employment tribunal’s decision to dismiss a claimant’s race discrimination complaints. S.136 of the Equality Act 2010 provides for a two-stage burden...
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The ever-widening scope of vicarious liability

Adam Ohringer considers the recent judgment of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank plc [2017] EWHC 1929 (QB)  and its implications on vicarious liability.   Introduction A company has been held vicariously liable for the acts of an independent contractor.  In the ground-breaking Judgment of Nicola Davies J in Various Claimants v Barcla...
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Voluntary Overtime and Holiday Pay

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Nathaniel Caiden considers the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) judgment in Dudley MBC v Willetts UKEAT/0334/16/JOJ that concerns the inclusion of voluntary overtime normally worked in calculating holiday pay.   Introduction On 31 July 2017, when many were actually on holiday, the EAT handed down the latest judgment dealing with holiday...
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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – May & June 2017

A summary of legally noteworthy appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal against the decisions of professional disciplinary panels. Professional Standards Authority v (1) Health & Care Professions Council (2) Benedict Doree [2017] EWCA Civ 319   A decision to impose a caution order for a period of five years on a registered prosthetis...
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